Jo

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Jo

  1. A diminutive of the female given names Josephine, Joan or Joanna. Often used in conjoined names such as Jo Ann or Mary Jo.
    • 1888 Marietta Holley: Josiah Allen's Wife as a P.A. and P.I.: Samantha at the Centennial: page 577:
      "Its name is Samantha Jo, after Josiah and me. You know they call girls Jo and Josie a sight lately; its name is agreeable to Josiah and me, very.
  2. A rare spelling variant of Joe, diminutive of the male given name Joseph.
    • 1853 Charles Dickens, Bleak House, Chapter XI:
      Name, Jo. Nothing else that he knows on. Don't know that everybody has two names. Never heerd of sich a think. Don't know that Jo is short for a longer name. Thinks it long enough for him. He don't find no fault with it. Spell it? No. He can't spell it.

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Jo f

  1. A female given name, a pet name diminutive of Johanna or Josefien.

German[edit]

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Jo m

  1. (biblical, rare) Abbreviation of Johannes (Gospel of John): Joh.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jo (yes).

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Jo m (uncountable)

  1. a yes

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Norwegian[edit]

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Jo

  1. A male given name, short form of Jon (= John).
  2. (rare) A female given name, from Old Norse jór, horse.
  3. (rare) A female given name, short for Josefine, Johanne etc.