Gender: Male Meaning of Joss: "the merry one" Origin of Joss: English diminutive of Jocelin

Joss Origin and Meaning

The name Joss is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the merry one".

Joss hadn't been heard much in this country before the emergence of Joss (born Joseph) Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, et al; it would make a catchy middle name choice. Female British singer Joss Stone was born Jocelyn.

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freddiethepink Says:


Joshua, Josiah, Josias, Jonas, Johnson, Jarvios?

Guest Says:


Josiah perhaps? That's all I could really come up with

frobskottle Says:


any body got any long name suggestions for Joss? I love it but probably wouldn't want to use it as a stand alone and have a relation called Joseph so cannot use that?