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).
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.