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The singer Joss Stone bears this name.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2005
Also masculine. Joss Whedon, writer, producer and director. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2005
Joss sticks?
-- leananshae  12/18/2007
I first heard of this name from Joss Whedon. I think it's a great name for a boy or a girl.
-- closetomidnight  3/31/2008
It's an okay nickname, but a little minimalist to be the official name of a person. It actually sounds quite masculine, so it would be better to name a daughter Jocelyn and call her Joss.
-- slight night shiver  4/25/2008
English actor Joss Ackland (1928-) is a famous bearer. His full name is Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland.
-- goricar  8/16/2010
In the case of Joss Whedon, anyway, it's short for Joseph.
-- St.Germain  1/15/2013
Could be a nickname for Josephine if you pronounce it with a long O like in ocean... Just a thought :)
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2013
It strikes me as masculine upon first impression. Standard abbreviation for Joseph is Jos, but I suppose it could also be spelled Joss.
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2013
Joss Whedon's real name is, in fact, Joseph. This can be a diminutive for Joseph as well.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2013
I haven't found anything terribly objectionable about the name/nickname Joss. It isn't striking... but it also isn't awful. I prefer it to be a diminutive, and I see it more on a male bearer.
-- Francesca  6/2/2015
This reminds me of the character "Joss McMillan" from the Chronicles of Vladimir Todd and The Slayer Chronicles, both by Heather Brewer.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2016

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