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Jo, JO, , , , etc. may refer to:

Jo used in person names

Jo (Jó, Jō, Jô, etc.), can also be a surname or a given name in different languages and is often used as a short form of several given names:


  • (born 1987), a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Galatasaray on loan from Manchester City
  • Jo Durie (born 1960), retired English female tennis player
  • Jo Ellis (born 1983), English field hockey forward
  • Jo Frost (born 1970), English nanny, writer and TV hostess
  • Jô Soares (born 1938), Brazilian comedian, talk show host, author and musician
  • Jo Kamisaku (born 1971), also known as Kamisaku Jo, a Japanese criminal
  • J. K. Rowling (born 1965), Joanne "Jo" Murray née Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series
  • Jo Robinson (born 1990), Jordan "Jo" Robinson, the famous Italian ASL interpreter
  • Jo Stafford (1917-2008), American singer of traditional pop music
  • Shoji Jo (born 1975), a retired Japanese football (soccer) striker

Fictional characters:

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary



Proper noun




  1. A diminutive of the female given names Josephine, Joan or Joanna. Often used in conjoined names such as Jo Ann or Mary Jo.
  2. A rare spelling variant of Joe, diminutive of 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 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.
  • 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.

See also


  • Anagrams of jo
  • OJ


Proper noun

Jo f.

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


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, short form of Jon (= John).

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