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pinWhat does Joss mean?

Joss /joss/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Joss) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Joss is "a member of the Germanic tribe, the Gauts".

English name that is a nickname of Jocelyn, which used to be a masculine name. Also possibly a variant of Joseph. Actor Joss Ackland.


Joss has 2 variants: Joslin and Josslin.

Affiliated boy name: Joshua.

Joss has 21 more alternative forms via Joseph: Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Josue, Joszef and Jozef.

Kreatif forms: Josscee, Josshi, Josshu. [more]

pinHow popular is Joss?

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Joss and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Joss (unlisted) are Jodie, Jody, Joey (#686 in 2014), Jose (#76), Josef, Joseph (#20), Joshua (#25) and Josue (#269). Adoption of these forms of Joss was well-received among parents during the years 1980-1989 (median #350) and is somewhat less today (#509, 24.5%), with forms like Josef becoming less trendy. Joshua and Josue are two of the more chic boy names among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for Joshua. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jodie, Jody, Joey, Jose, Josef in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Joshua, Josue in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josef, Joseph, Joshua outside U.S.

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Joss is pronounced similarly to Jace, Jase, Jazz and Jess. Other suggested similar baby names are Amoss, Cass, Guss, Jens, Jesse, Jessy, Jesus, Joab, Joao, Joash, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jock, Joe, Joed, Joel, John, Jon, Jona, Jonas, Jones, Jonn, Joost, Jorg, Jori, Joris, Jorn, Jory, Josh, Josia, Josias, Josua, Jove, Jovi, Just, Kass, Moss, Ross and Russ. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joss.