Jocelyn name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jocelyn mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Jocelyn

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Jocelyn means "she knows,why she is a popular and kind she is full of joy,she knows how to care she knows alot".
  2. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Jocelyn means "One of a kind, loving, beautiful".
  3. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Jocelyn is of English origin and means "Joy, playful".
  4. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Jocelyn is of English origin and means "Good. , nice, outgoing lovable, kind, and. beautiful".
  5. According to 3 people from the United States and Ghana, the name Jocelyn is of African / Latin origin and means "Joy".
  6. 2 submissions from California, U.S. agree the name Jocelyn means "Gift of god" and is of Spanish / Mexican origin.
  7. A submission from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Jocelyn means "Member of the German Goths tribe" and is of Swahili origin.
  8. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Jocelyn means "Member of the German Goths".
  9. According to a user from Missouri, U.S., the name Jocelyn is of American origin and means "A beautiful person or kid".
  10. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Jocelyn is of Spanish origin and means "Loving".
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Middle English male given name from Old French Joscelin, German Gautzelin, diminutive of names beginning with the tribal name Gaut "a Geat, a Goth", the root form of which probably comes from Proto-Germanic *Gautalinþiz; also used as a diminutive form of the Breton name Josse ( =Joyce). It survived as a surname and was revived as a given name in the nineteenth century.

  • Jocelyn is currently popular among U.S. Hispanics, and in the Philippines, by folk etymology explained as a feminine diminutive form of José (Joseph).
  1. (dated) A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A female given name from the Germanic languages.
  4. A township in Ontario, Canada.

Jocelyn was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and French

Notable Persons Named Jocelyn

Notable Persons Named Jocelyn

Jocelyn Wildenstein

Jocelyn Wildenstein is a socialite. Jocelyn was given the name Jocelyne Périsset on August 5th, 1940 in Lausanne.

Jocelyn Towne

Jocelyn Towne is an actor, producer, director, film producer, and film director. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Jocelyn was born on August 8th, 1976 in Nevada City, California.

Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan is an actress and actor. Kathleen was given the name Jocelyn Schrum on September 27th, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Kathleen is also known as Schrum and Jocelyn (birth name).

Dame Barbara Hepworth

Dame Barbara Hepworth was an artist. Dame was given the name Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth on January 10th, 1903 in Wakefield. She breathed her last breath on May 20th, 1975.

Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown is an acid jazz, contemporary r&b, funk, soul music, nu jazz, dance music, and house music singing. She plays Piano and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1976. Jocelyn was given the name Jocelyn Lorette Brown on November 25th, 1950.

Jocelyn Brando

Her career lasted from 1942 to 1983. Jocelyn was born on November 18th, 1919 in San Francisco. She passed away on November 27th, 2005.

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    Soccer Player
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    Film Director
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    Office Holder
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    Soccer Player
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    National Assembly for WalesWelsh
  • Jocelyn Herbert
    Stage Designer
  • Jocelyn Blanchard
    Soccer Player
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    Soccer Player
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jocelyn

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jocelyn

Nathaniel Jocelyn

Nathaniel Jocelyn is a painter.

Robert Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn

Robert was born on February 20th, 1816. He passed away on August 12th, 1854.

Robert Jocelyn, 1st Viscount Jocelyn

He passed away in 1756.

Matthew Jocelyn

Matthew was born in 1958.

Simeon Jocelyn

Juliana Jocelyn

Juliana Jocelyn is a Minister for Women, Children's Affairs, and List of Mills government ministers. Juliana was born on June 15th, 1950 in Koforidua.


Common first names for Jocelyn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jocelyn U.S.
  White 40.58% 64.26%
  African American 48.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jocelyn

People with the last name Jocelyn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jocelyn

  • What name lists does Jocelyn rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jocelyn? Jocelyn is the 625th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jocelyn was the 34,427th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jocelyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 107,621 babies born with the first name Jocelyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jocelyn to occupy the territory of United States Virgin Islands (USA) with an estimated population of 106,405 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jocelyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jocelyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jocelyn is Monday, November 17th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Jocelyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jocelyn was in 2007 with a total of 5,292 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jocelyn!
  • Random Jocelyn Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jocelyn ranks 107th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 9 babies in Montana have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Jocelyn: The name spelled backwards is Nylecoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yjcnloe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jocelyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 658 people with the last name Jocelyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jocelyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jocelyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Jocelyn name meaning

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