AskDefine | Define Jo

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English

Proper noun

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

See also

Dutch

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a pet name diminutive of Johanna.

Norwegian

Proper noun

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

Extensive Definition

Jo is usually a short form of a given name:
Jo may also refer to:
  • , a ~5-foot-long wooden staff used in some Japanese martial arts
  • Cho (Korean name), also spelled Jo, a common Korean family name
People:
  • , a Brazilian football (soccer) player
  • Jo Frost (born 1970), English nanny, writer and TV hostess
  • Jô Soares (born 1938), Brazilian comedian, talk show host, author and musician
  • Joe Hisaishi, also known as Hisaishi Jo, a Japanese composer
  • Joe Odagiri, also known as Odagiri Jo, a Japanese actor
  • Jo Kamisaku, also known as Kamisaku Jo, a Japanese criminal
  • J.K. Rowling, Joanne "Jo" Murray née Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series
Fictional characters:
  • Jo, a crossing sweeper in Charles Dickens's novel Bleak House
  • Jo Polniaczek, from the television show The Facts of Life
  • Joanne Gardner, lead character from the soap opera Search for Tomorrow
  • Jo, one of the main characters of anime series Burst Angel
  • Jo March, a character in the novel Little Women and its sequels

See also

Jo in German: Jo
Jo in Esperanto: Jo
Jo in French: Jo
Jo in Finnish: Jo
Jo in Norwegian: jo
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