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Pronounced not JOB but JO-b.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2005
Many people don't seem to understand that o in the pronunciation key is pronounced Oh making JOB pronounced Johb.
YMPvt  3/17/2007
Job was not mistreated by God, rather God was confident that Job would not turn on Him, no matter the circumstances. As a result, when Satan asked to hurt Job, God allowed it, but didn't cause it.
Lady Ealasaid  1/17/2006
This name was used for past generations in my family and my father informed me that it was pronounced like: Jobe.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2006
Its Arabic version Ayub sounds much better and is popular among the Durzi population.
lizka  9/25/2006
Job is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Especially Chapters 38-41, when God speaks to Job. It's a hard read and can be really depressing, but it's quite insightful. (Of course, I'd never name my kid Job, however much I like the book)
Islander  4/28/2007
Good Job. Get a Job. I wouldn't want to name a person Job. He'll probably get teased.
CharlieRob  7/22/2007
Job is the young boy in Children of the Corn who helps 'the outlanders' Bert and Vicky.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2007
Pronounced jo-b.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2008
Why exactly would any sane person name their son after an unfortunate character in the Bible? Even the meaning of the name is depressing, and the name is spelled like the English word 'job'. I bet many kids in school would write 'hand' or 'blow' in front of it. This name would be a ridiculously obvious statement of being very, very religious indeed.
slight night shiver  4/25/2008
"Gob" Bluth (pronounced like the name "Job") is a character on the television series Arrested Development, this nickname reflects his initials GOB.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2008
To a religious person, a name that is a reflection of their faith would not be considered a negative thing. I would have thought that was "ridiculously obvious", but apparently not.

Though, however good the book might be, I confess that I find the name unattractive. It simply doesn't sound very nice and its meaning isn't particularly desirable either. Not to mention it would be annoying to have in an English-speaking country seeing how it's spelled like the word for someone's professional occupation and almost no one would pronounce it properly.
sulecio  2/15/2010
That Job offered his two adolescent daughters to the hostile mob at Sodom in the place of the two angels (whom he'd just met) makes me loathe this name. Some father *he* was, offering his girls to be raped and traumatized!
gaelruadh19  8/18/2010
Wrong, Job did not offer his two daughters to a mob in Sodom & Gomorrah, that was Lot. You guys should make sure you have your facts straight before you post stuff because it just makes you look foolish!
― Anonymous User  10/6/2010
Job Berckheyde (1630-1693) was a Dutch painter.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2011
The "Song of Job" by the band Seatrain is a great song, and I learned of the story of Job from it. I'm not even religious but the song is just lovely, you must listen! :D
willarose93  1/7/2012
Job was tested by god, and when he passed the test god granted him more than he had had before. It's a name that to me means overcoming adversity.

The only time I've ever heard people mispronounce Job was small children that weren't familiar with the book in the bible.
Cuss10  2/18/2012
The English name came as many from a mistake. The Bible was first printed in Germany. When it was translated into English the name remained in the german form. So Job Should have been translated Iob since J is pronounced as I in german.
Ps: usually the simplest solution is the correct one;
nightcrawlercyp  5/22/2013
The name Job was given to 64 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
In the novel Treasure Island, a mutineer is named Job Anderson.
John McJohnson  4/19/2014
The Turkish form of this name is Eyüp. [noted -ed]
Shibbeh  10/7/2014
I respect the name Job as it's a religious name. I don't think it makes a very practical forename in English speaking countries though since this name is spelled just like the word 'Job'. This name could lead to teasing. I think Job is best as a middle name in my opinion. :)
― Anonymous User  5/26/2015
I chose to name my son Job. He was an unfortunate character in the bible yes, but his response to his loss is what I wanted my son to remember when he heard his name. In all his loss he still praised God. I wanted my son to know that no matter the suffering here on earth, rewards for faithfulness await us.

Yes, his name is mispronounced always. Daily even. I asked my son if it bothers him and if it did he could always go by his middle name. His response was "I don't want to. I love my name. When I correct people it's an opportunity to open the discussion on Job and other parts of the bible".
jobsmom  2/12/2016
Jó is a portuguese variant, and Giobbe is italian. [noted -ed]
julianazalamena  7/15/2016
"Get a Job, Job".
― Anonymous User  12/15/2016
I want to like this name, but it is sort and very religious. Maybe as a middle name it wouldn't be so bad.
XironDarkstar  3/5/2018
Friends, I take this opportunity to comment on my name itself, "Joby"-which my name was taken from the book of Job. To be honest with you all I see all the things that happened in the phase of Job, has happened or are still happening to me.
Job's instrument, which we read in the bible is a harp, which is a string instrument and I play a string instrument too, a Guitar.
And my life- I am really tested in life and I feel like I am losing my hope in life. I see the same traits which I see for Job in the bible, are there in me or in my life. I have gone through the worst scenarios in life. I am being hated or persecuted by my friends, family and everyone around me.
Never ever will I name anyone Job, Joby or whatever other names related to the book of Job from the bible in my life.
Jobyjac  3/26/2018

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