Jocelyn Name Meaning & Origin

Jocelyn

Pronunciation: JAH-sə-lin (key)

Origin of the name Jocelyn:

A transferred use of the surname derived from the French Joscelin. Joscelin is derived from the obsolete Gautzelin, which finds its root in the Germanic tribal name Gauts. Jocelyn was originally bestowed upon male children, but now it is an exclusively female name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Joselyn, Joslyn, Joss, Josselyn, Yoselin

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Nicknames for Jocelyn

Joss, Jo, Josie, Joce, Jossie, Jocie, Josh, Joshy, Joce

Meanings and history of the name Jocelyn

As a female name, it's often a diminuative of Joyce.

Famous real-life people named Jocelyn

Jocelyn Brown - American singer
Jocelyn Enriquez - American singer
Jocelyn Brando - American actress, sister to Marlon Brando
Jocelyn Jean-Marc Lemieux - Quebec born, retired NHL player
Jocelyne Lamoureux - American Olympic woman’s ice hockey player

Jocelyn in song, story & screen

Jocelyn, a character from A Knight's Tale
Jocelyn Fray, a character in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments book series

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