José: baby boy name meaning and popularity

José

The Spanish/Portuguese version of Joseph this name means “adds or increases,” and your little one will surely add a whole lot of love (and sleepless nights) to the family.

Nicknames:

Pepe or Zé.

Famous people named José:

Mixed martial artist José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior; baseball player José Canseco.

Fun fact:

In France, the name José is pronounced with a “zh” sound in front, and is also used for girls in the form of Josée.

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