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What does Joscelyn mean?

Joscelyn [jo-sce-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.

Joscelyn has 12 more related forms via Jocelyn: Jocelina, Jocelle, Joclyn, Joselina, Joselyn, Joselyne, Joslin, Joslyn, Joslyne, Joslynn, Josslyn and Jozlyn.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jescelyn, Joscelah, ..

(male) Joscero, Josceslav, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joscelyn name in U.S.

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

Prominent variation forms of Joscelyn are Jocelyn (#114 in recent rankings), Joselyn (#619), Joslyn (#871), Jocelynn (#971), Joslynn (#1602), Josslyn (#1603), Josselyn (#1677), 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 (#1532, down 59.2%). Jocelyn is more universally found than the rest, although Jocelynn appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Jocelyne are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joscelyn, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyn, Jocelyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jocelynn, Josalyn, Joseline, Joselyn, Joslyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joslynn, Josselyn, Josslyn, Joycelyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joscelyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.