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What does Josselyn mean?

Josselyn Pronunciation of Josselyn [jos-se-lyn] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and Josselyn means "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts". Josselyn is a version of Jocelyn (Old German).


Josselyn has 21 variants: Jasolin, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Jocelynne, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin, Josceline, Joscelyn, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Josilyn, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselynne, Joycelin and Joycelyn.

11 more related forms via Jocelyn: Joclyn, Joselina, Joselyn, Joselyne, Joslin, Joslyn, Joslyne, Joslynn, Jossline, Josslyn and Jozlyn.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Josselyn Zariah (J.Z.), ..

How popular is Josselyn?

Josselyn is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#34949 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Josselyn was first listed in 2004 and reached its highest position of #1027 in the U.S. in 2007, and is at #1991 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyn (#133 from current records), Jocelyne, Jocelynn (#994), Josalyn, Joscelyn, Joseline, Joselyn (#684), Joslyn (#862), Joslynn (#1772), Josslyn (#1744) and Joycelyn are the popular varying forms of Josselyn (#1991 from current records). Other variants, like Josilin, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Josselyn was more pronounced among parents in the year 2007 (average #1244) and has become significantly lower since (#1584, 63%), with forms such as Jocelyne becoming less fashionable. Joslyn is the most trendy girl name among these.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Josselyn is pronounced similarly to Jacelyn, Jessalin, Jessalyn, Jessalynn, Jesselyn, Jessilyn and Joycelynn. Other recommended names are Jacalyn, Jackelyn, Jacklyn, Jaclyn, Jacolyn, Jacqlyn, Jacquelyn, Jaelyn, Jaklyn, Jaquelin, Jaquelyn, Jaquelynn, Jasleen, Jaslyn, Jaslynn, Jazlyn, Jazzalyn, Jazzlyn, Jerelyn, Jeslyn, Jessamyn, Jessey, Jesslyn, Jesslynn, Jewelyn, Jocelina, Joelin, Joellyn, Joely, Joelynn, Jolyn, Jonalyn, Josalind, Joselle, Josey, Josline, Joslynne, Joysel, Rosalyn, Roselin, Roselyn, Roselynn, Roslyn and Rozelyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josselyn.

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