Meaning:A member of the Germanic tribe, the Gauts
Joss is a gender-neutral name of German origin, meaning “a member of the Germanic tribe, the Gauts.” It is derived from the Old German moniker Jocelyn, which comes from the Old French name Gautzelin—a pet name for the German tribe the Gauts or the Goths. Although not much is definitively known about the Gauts, their mysterious legacy makes them fascinating figures of German history. Joss has many related variations, including Joseph, Joshua, and Josie, offering a wonderful array of choices for naming your little one.
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