What does Joycelyn mean?
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.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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.