What does Joscelyn mean?
Joscelyn [josce-lyn] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the name Joscelyn means "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Joscelyn is an alternate form of Jocelyn (Old German) with the prefix Jos-.
Joscelyn has 21 variants: Jasolin, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyne▼, Jocelynn, Jocelynne, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin, Josceline, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Josilyn, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josselynne, Joycelin and Joycelyn.Creative forms:
(female) Jescelyn, Josceli, ..
(male) Joscero, Josceslav, .. Middle name pairings:
Joscelyn Nayeli (J.N.), ..
How popular is Joscelyn?
Joscelyn is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#127948 out of 150436, Top 85%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Joscelyn for girls. Joscelyn was first listed in 2007 and reached its apex position of #1818 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Joscelyn are Jocelyn (#133 in recent rankings), Joselyn (#684), Joslyn (#862), Jocelynn (#994), Josslyn (#1744), Joslynn (#1772), Josselyn (#1991), Joycelyn, Joceline, Jocelyne, Josalyn, Jocelin and Joseline. These forms of Joscelyn were favored as birth names in 2007 (median #1244) and have become much less conventional since (#1584, down 63%). Jocelyn is more universally found than the rest, although Joslyn appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Jocelyne are no longer trendy.
Joscelyn is pronounced similarly to Jacelyn, Jessalyn, Jesselyn, Jessilyn and Joycelynn. Other suggested similar names are Cecelyn, Jacalin, Jacalyn, Jacalynn, Jackelyn, Jacklin, Jacklyn▼, Jacklynn, Jaclin, Jaclyn▼, Jaclynn, Jacolyn, Jacqlyn, Jacquelyn▼, Jaelyn, Jaklyn, Jaquelin▼, Jaquelyn, Jaquelynn, Jasleen, Jaslyn, Jaslynn, Jazlyn▲, Jazzalyn, Jazzlyn, Jerelyn, Jeslyn, Jessalin, Jessalynn, Jesslyn, Jesslynn, Jewelyn, Jocelinda (see Jocelyn), Joelin, Joellyn, Joely, Joelynn, Jolyn, Jonalyn, Josalind, Joselle, Josey, Josline, Joslynne, Jossline, Marcelyn, Rosalyn, Roselin, Roselyn▲, Roselynn, Roslyn and Rozelyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Joscelyn.See names in meaning and etymology.