What 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.
Affiliated boy name: Joshua.Creative forms:
(male) Joess, Jonss, ..
(female) Jossa, Jossae, .. Middle name pairings:
Joss Chayton (J.C.), ..
How 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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of Joss and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Joss (unlisted) are Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#758 in 2015), Jose (#80), Josef (#1703), Joseph (#21), Joshua (#33) and Josue (#271). Adoption of these forms of Joss was well-received among parents during the years 1980-1989 (median #792) and has become significantly diminished since (#1086, ▼66%), with forms like Joshua becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Joss is pronounced similarly to Jace▲, Jase, Jazz and Jess▼. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.