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.
Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union player
Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright
Joost van Vollenhoven, Dutch colonial administrator and soldier
Joost de Blank, Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa; anti-apartheid activist
Willibrordus Adrianus Maria "Joost" Luiten, Dutch golfer
Joost Berman, Dutch jurist and writer
BoazJoost van Velzen (b. 2012), son of singer VanVelzen