Joost (name)

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Joost
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Breton
Region of origin Dutch
Other names
Related names Jodocus

Joost is a male Dutch first name. It derives from the name Jodocus, which can ultimately be traced back to St. Judoc, a Breton saint in the seventh century: Jodocus → Josse → Joos → Joost (the addition of an end-t is a peculiarity of the Dutch language, especially some local dialects).

Sometimes an alternative derivation from the Ancient Roman name Justus is suggested.[1] In Dutch proper it is pronounced [ˈjoːst]. In Afrikaans it is pronounced [ˈjust].

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