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Joss (girl)

What does Joss mean?

Joss Pronunciation of Joss [joss] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Joss) is an Old German name, and Joss means "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Joss is an alternate spelling of Jocelyn (Old German).


5 relations via Jocelyn: Joci, Jocia, Joslin, Joslyn and Josslyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Jass, Jossa, ..

(male) Joph, Jous, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joss Kayleen (J.K.), ..

How popular is Joss?

Joss is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#30229 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jocelyn (#133 last year), Joslyn (#862) and Josslyn (#1744) are the prominent related forms of Joss (unlisted). These relations of Joss were favored as baby names a decade ago (median #799) and have become significantly less widespread since (#913, 60.2%). Joslyn is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jocelyn, Joslyn, Josslyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joss and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joss is pronounced similarly to Jas, Jess, Joice, Joyce, Joyous and Joyse. Other suggested similar names are Bess, Cass, Ess, Floss, Jessa, Jesse, Jessi, Jessy, Jo, Joan, Jobi, Joby, Joda, Jodi, Jody, Joey, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jola, Joli, Joly, Jona, Jone, Joni, Jori, Josee, Josey, Josie, Josy, Joy, Joya, Joye, Jozsa, Kass, Ross and Tess. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joss.

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