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Job Meaning


What does Job mean?

The name Job is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Job is "a prophet's name".

Job is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Job.

The Given Name Job

Job is a prophet in the Old Testament Book of Job, who demonstrates great patience when his faith is severely tested by G-d's apparent maltreatment of him.

Because of this, the name is often associated with meaning "persecuted" or "one who perseveres" although there is no etymological basis for this.

Job Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,233 in baby name popularity for boys with 61 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,294 in baby name popularity for boys with 57 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Job has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Job Name Popularity Page.

Job Related Names

Job is a form of Iyyov.

Variants of the name Job include Jobe, Jobey.

The names Jobanna, Jobihna, Jobina are all forms of Job.

Job has the diminutive (nickname) Joby.

Famous Jobs

  • Job ~ Biblical Character (Ezek. 14:14)

Job Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Job.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Job are often klutzy and radiant but most of all they are read more >>

Job Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Job in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Job.

Just for fun, see the name Job in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Job in Nautical Flags page.