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Meaning and name origin

Joscelyn \j(o)-scel-yn, jos(ce)-lyn\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Joscelyn is "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Joscelyn is a variant of Jocelyn (Old German): from an Old French masculine name brought to Britain by the Normans in the form Joscelin, which was from Gautzelin, a pet name for a member of a Germanic tribe, the Gauts, who may have been the same as the Goths. A girls' name that is only intermittently used.


Joscelyn has 21 variant forms: Jasolin, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Jocelynne, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin, Josceline, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Josilyn, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josselynne, Joycelin, Joycelyn.


Joscelyn is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Joscelyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jocelyn (#114), Jocelynn (#971), Joycelyn, Joseline and Jocelyne. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jocelyn, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Joseline, Joycelyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jocelyn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joscelyn is also pronounced similarly to Jacelyn, Jesselyn, Joselyn, Joselyne and Joycelynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Joclyn, Joslyn and Josslyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joscelyn.