a) A diminutive of the female given names Josephine, Joan or Joanna. Often used in conjoined names such as Jo Ann or Mary Jo.

"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.

b) A rare spelling variant of Joe, diminutive of the male given name Joseph.

Name, Jo. Nothing else that he knows on. Dont know that everybody has two names. Never heerd of sich a think. Dont know that Jo is short for a longer name. Thinks it long enough for him. He dont find no fault with it. Spell it? No. He cant spell it.

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