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Meaning and name origin
Josilyn \j(o)-sil-yn, jos(i)-lyn\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Josilyn is "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Josilyn 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.
Josilyn has 21 variant forms: Jasolin, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Jocelynne, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin, Josceline, Joscelyn, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josselynne, Joycelin, Joycelyn.
Josilyn is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Josilyn and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jocelyn, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Joseline and Joycelyn. (2015 statistics).
Josilyn is also pronounced similarly to Jessilyn, Joselyn and Joselyne. Other suggested similar baby names are Jaslyn, Jeslyn, Jesslyn, Joclyn, Joslin, Joslyn, Joslyne, Joslynn, Josslyn and Jozlyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josilyn.
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