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Gender: Female Meaning of Jocelyn: "member of the Gauts tribe" Origin of Jocelyn: German Jocelyn's Popularity in 2017: #163

The name Jocelyn is a girl's name of German origin meaning "member of the Gauts tribe". Jocelyn is ranked #163 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Hipster British Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Jocelyn has gotten new life and popularity as a result of the current passion for lyn endings. Though it was a male name in medieval times, now Jocelyn couldn't sound more softly feminine.

John Galsworthy's 1989 novel Jocelyn is part of his Forsyte Saga. Singer Joss Stone's birth name was Jocelyn.

Jocelyn would make a pretty namesake name to honor a Grandma Joyce.

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Famous People Named Jocelyn

Jocelyn Brown, American singer
Jocelyn Eve Stoker, birth name of English pop singer Joss Stone
Jocelyn Denise Moorhouse, Australian film director
(Susan) Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Northern Irish astrophysicist who co-discovered radio pulsars
Jocelyn Pook, English composer and musician
Jocelyn Rae, English tennis player
Jocelyn Towne, wife of American actor Simon Helberg
Jocelyn Jade Rendon (b. 2009), daughter of Ebony Jackson of "16 and Pregant"

Pop Culture References for the name Jocelyn

Jocelyn Fray/Fairchild, Clary's mother, a character in "The Mortal Instruments" series
Jocelyn, character in film "A Knight's Tale"
Jocelyn, a character in the British TV series "The Paradise"
Jocelyn, character from TV series "Grimm"
Lady Jocelyn Leigh, character in" To Have and to Hold" by Mary Johnston
Jocelyn "Joss" Carter, character on TV's "Person of Interest"
Jocelyn Frost, main character in the "Jocelyn Frost Series" by Relina Skye
"jocelyn" female character in British drama "broadchurch"