Meaning and Name Origin
Josilyn \j(o)-sil-yn, jos(i)-lyn\ as a name for girls. Josilyn's name origin is Old German, and the name Josilyn means "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Josilyn is a variation 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. Uncommon as a name for kids.
Josilyn has 21 variants: Jasolin, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyne▼, Jocelynn▼, Jocelynne, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin, Josceline, Joscelyn, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josselynne, Joycelin and Joycelyn▼.
Josilyn has 21 more different forms via Jocelyn: Jocelina, Jocelinda, Jocelle, Joci, Jocia, Jocinta, Joclyn, Josalind, Joselina, Joselyn▼, Joselyne, Joslin, Josline, Joslyn▼, Joslyne, Joslynn, Joslynne, Joss, Jossline, Josslyn and Jozlyn.
Josilyn is an uncommon first name for women. Josilyn is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Josilyn and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Josilyn (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Jocelyn (#114 a year ago), Jocelyne, Jocelynn (#971), Joseline, Joselyn (#619), Joslyn (#871) and Joycelyn. Usage of these girl names reached its peak in 2007 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Joselyn, Joslyn and Joycelyn falling out of fashion. Jocelyn (#114) is the most chic girl name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)