3. Jocelyn is a Hebrew girl name and the meaning of this name is “Joyce, Happy, Joyful“.
Jocelyn is a girl’s name of Old German origin and means “member of the Gauts tribe“. The Gauten were a North Germanic tribe that lived in Götaland (modern-day southern Sweden) from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Jocelyn also has Hebrew roots, meaning “happy” and “cheerful”.
After nearly 75 years of use, Jocelyn finally earned a hard-fought spot on America’s Top 100 list in 2002. It peaked in popularity in 2007 when the name became the 50th most popular name nationwide. Today, Jocelyn is on a slight downward trend, but is still the number one choice for little girls.
Gender neutral names. Origin: German. Popularity:2097. Meaning:a member of the German tribe of Gauts. Joselyn as a maiden name is a variant of Jocelyn (Old German), and the meaning of Joselyn is “a member of the German tribe, the Gauts”.
Show all girl names Plus icon. Jocelyn sounds like it could derive from John or Jack (like Jacqueline), but it’s actually of Franco-German origin, meaning “one of the Goths“. It started out as a boy’s name but was moved to the girls’ side in the early 20th century.
Jocelin (or Jocelyn) (died 1199) was a 12th-century Cistercian monk and cleric who became the fourth Abbot of Melrose before becoming Bishop of Glasgow, Scotland.
How common is the name Jocelyn for a baby born in 2021? Jocelyn was the 292nd most popular girl name. In 2021 there were 1,085 girls named Jocelyn. 1 in 1,640 girls born in 2021 will be named Jocelyn.
Nicknames for the name Jocelyn:
Lyn. Josie. Joy. Joci.
The name may derive from Josselin, a place in Brittany, France, and was introduced to England after the Norman Conquest. It can also derive from the Germanic name Gauzlin, which is also spelled Gozlin or Goslin.
Jocelyn is a name that suggests a great gift – the ability to persuade others with ease. You are expressive, optimistic, open-minded and inspiring. Charming and cheerful, you are the life of the party for any social event. You amaze others with your creativity, especially when writing.
Meaning:a member of the German tribe of Gauts. Jocelyn is a girl’s name of Old German origin and means “a member of the German tribe, the Gauts”. From an Old French masculine name brought to Britain by the Normans in the form of Joscelin – originating from Gautzelin.