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Meaning and name origin

Joslin \j(o)-slin, jos-lin\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Joslin), is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Joslin is "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Joslin 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.


Joslin has 1 variant form: Josline.


Joslin is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5029 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Joslin and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Jocelyn (#114). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jocelyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joslin is also pronounced similarly to Jaslyn, Jeslyn, Joslyn, Joslyne, Joslynn, Jossline, Josslyn and Jozlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Jaclin, Jasolin, Jocelin, Joclyn, Joelin, Jolin, Josalind, Josaline, Josalyn, Joscelin, Joselina, Joseline, Joselyn, Josilin, Josiline, Josilyn and Jossalin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joslin.