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 "This or That?------------girls!".
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.