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Pronunciation

ʤɔslɪn

Origin

English, French

Meaning

Old German in origin, this singing name in fact means 'little Goth', the Goths being an ancient German tribe. Jocelyn is known today as a little girls' name, but in medieval times it was given to baby boys, as it still is in France. All sweet sounds, with its soft consonants and lilting vowels, Jocelyn is melodic and uplifting. Those beautiful sounds of course give rise to the pretty nicknames Joss and Lyn.

Rank in the year 2015

Jocelyn was ranked #300 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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