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Origin of the name JOST.
Etymology of the name JOST.
Meaning of the baby name JOST.


JOST.  Perhaps from Latin Justus (q.v.), meaning "just, right," but more probably from Jodocus (q.v.), meaning "sportive." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage:  Germany, Holland, Switzerland.

Little Masters.  A name applied to certain designers, who worked for engravers, etc., in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  Called little because their designs were on a small scale, fit for copper or wood.  The most famous are Jost Amman, for the minuteness of his work;...Hans Sebald Beham; Albert Altdorfer, and Henrich Aldegraver.  Albert Dürer and Lucas van Leyden made the art renowned and popular. (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Brewer, 1905)


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