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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jocelyn (#114), Jocelynn (#971), Joycelyn, Joseline and Jocelyne. (2014 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.