Origin of San JoseSp, San José, St. Joseph
A city of northern California south of San Francisco Bay. Founded in 1777, it served as state capital from 1850 to 1851 and is today the largest of the Silicon Valley cities.x
The capital and largest city of Costa Rica, in the central part of the country. Settled c. 1736, it became the capital in 1823.x
From Spanish, the Anglicized form of San JosÃ©.