Meaning of First Name: Jo
Jo is a very popular first name for women (#250 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#13489 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Jo \jo\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jo), is pronounced joh. It is of American origin. An independent name and short form of names like Joanna, Joanne, Jody and Josephine. Also sometimes used as a prefix Jo- in blends and compound names. Literary: Jo was the nickname of the second daughter in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women". See also Ja- and Je-.
Jo has 29 variant forms: Jobelle, Jobeth, Jodean, Jodelle, Joetta, Joette, Jolana, Joleesa, Jolene, Jolinda, Jolisa, Jolise, Joliss
Jo is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#13489 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Jo \jo\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jo), is a variant of Joseph (Hebrew), and the meaning of Jo is "Jehovah increases". The baby name Jo sounds like Joe, Ja-, Jay, Jeh, Jai, Jae, Je-, Joey, Joao, O- and Iwo. Other similar baby names are Bo, Job, Jon and Mo.
Census About Last Name: Matthiasen
Means "son of MATTHIAS"
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.