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What does Joycelyn mean?

Joycelyn Pronunciation of Joycelyn [joyce-lyn] as a girls' name is of Old German and Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Joycelyn is "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts; lord". Joycelyn is a variant form of Jocelyn (Old German). Joycelyn is also a variation of Joyce (Latin): from the Norman male name Josce.


Joycelyn has 22 variants: Jasolin, Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Jocelynne, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin, Josceline, Joscelyn, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Josilyn, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josselynne, Joycelin and Joycelynn.

10 more different relations via Jocelyn, Joyce: Jocelina, Jocelle, Joclyn, Joselyn, Joselyne, Joslyn, Josslyn, Joyceanne, Joysel and Jozlyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Jencelyn, Joycela, ..

(male) Joycelal, Joyceren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joycelyn Charity (J.C.), ..

How popular is Joycelyn?

Joycelyn is a very popular first name for females (#1534 out of 4276, Top 36%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Joycelyn was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #792 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Jocelyn (#133 from recent data), Joselyn (#684), Joyce (#838), Joslyn (#862), Jocelynn (#994), Josslyn (#1744), Josselyn (#1991), Joscelyn, Joceline, Jocelyne, Josalyn, Jocelin and Joseline are the popular related forms of Joycelyn. Usage of these relations of Joycelyn was widespread in the 1930s (usage of 1.4%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.2%, 83.8% less). Jocelyn is the clear favorite, though Joslyn has gained in usage, while forms like Joyce have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joycelyn, 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, Josselyn, Josslyn, Joyce in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joycelyn is pronounced similarly to Jacelyn and Jesselyn. Other suggested similar names are Cecelyn, Jacalin, Jacalyn, Jacalynn, Jackelyn, Jacklin, Jacklyn, Jacklynn, Jaclin, Jaclyn, Jaclynn, Jacolyn, Jacqlyn, Jacquelyn, Jaelyn, Jaklyn, Jaquelin, Jaquelyn, Jaquelynn, Jaslyn, Jazlyn, Jazzalyn, Jazzlyn, Jerelyn, Jeslyn, Jessalyn, Jessilyn, Jesslyn, Jewelyn, Jocelinda (see Jocelyn), Joelin, Joellyn, Joely, Joelynn, Jolyn, Jonalyn, Joselina, Joslin, Joslyne, Joslynn, Joyelle, Kayelyn, Marcelyn, Roselyn, Royalyn and Rozelyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joycelyn.

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