Gender: Male Pronunciation: yoost Meaning of Joost: "just" Origin of Joost: Dutch

Joost Origin and Meaning

The name Joost is a boy's name of Dutch origin meaning "just".

Like many Dutch names, this one, pronounced 'yoost' has an upbeat sound. Also spelled Joos, as in sixteenth century Netherlandish master Joos van Cleve, one of the first to introduce background landscapes in his paintings.

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genevieve_emmanuelle Says:


I have an Uncle Joost. It is pronounced like "roast" or "toast"..this is a very traditional Dutch name.

grzebra Says:


mnj87 is correcting the blurb. The name Joost is pronounced like the word "host". The J makes a Y sound. It's more like Yost.

grzebra Says:


The pronunciation here is incorrect. Two "o"s in Dutch make a long "oh" sound, not an "ooh" sound. The name Joost rhymes with the English word "Host", and not at all with "boost".

lemonqueen Says:


Boost and Joost ryme

mnj87 Says:


It actually is not pronounced like boost since it is not an English name. It sounds more like y-o-st with a looong "o".

lemonqueen Says:


I don't like how it sounds. "Give me a boost, Joost." The poor boy would get teased!