Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Old German element goz, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Geats (Proto-Germanic *gautaz).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesJocelyn, Joss(English) Jocelyn, Josselin, Jocelin(French) Gosse(Medieval French) Gaute(Norwegian) Joscelin(Old Norman) Gauti(Old Norse) Göte(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 611.
Entry updated December 7, 2022