Job Name Meaning

English, French, German, and Hungarian (Jób): from the personal name (Hebrew Iyov) borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him. The name has been variously interpreted as meaning ‘Where is the (divine) father?’ and ‘Persecuted one’. It does not seem to have been used as a personal name in the Middle Ages: the surname is probably a nickname for a wretched person or one tormented with boils (which was one of Job’s afflictions).

List of People with Surname Job

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 697 people with the surname Job. Among these people surnamed Job, there are nearly 197 different names, with an average of 3 people having the same name. James Job, Robert Job and Mary Job are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Job, with 17, 15 and 14 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Job, with a total of 71 people, and there are a total of 51 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Job, with a total of 46 people and an average of 37 different names.