- The name Jose was ranked 32 in popularity for boys in the US in 2006.
- Jose was the most popular boys’ name in Texas in 2005.
- Jose was ranked 161 in 1880 and very gradually grew in popularity, until it broke into the top 100 names in 1963 at 98. It has become more popular since then and has hovered in the top 40 since 1991. It seems set to remain a consistent favorite.
Reasons for Popularity
- It remains popular in Hispanic cultures.
- It works well for parents avoiding nicknames.
- It has religious significance.
- Jose is a Spanish form of Joseph.
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