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Gender: Female Origin of Joslyn: Spelling variation of Jocelyn Joslyn's Popularity in 2017: #926

The name Joslyn is a girl's name . Joslyn is ranked #926 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

From the experts:

Much less popular than the original spelling of Jocelyn. While it might be tempting to go with this more phonetic spelling, we recommend sticking with the traditional name.

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Famous People Named Joslyn

Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, British Olympic sprinter
Joslyn Tinkle, American WNBA player
Joslyn Fox, stage name of Patrick Joslyn, American drag queen of "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Joslyn Pennywell, American model

Pop Culture References for the name Joslyn

Joslyn Poe, character in silent movie "The Taxi Dancer," played by Joan Crawford
Joslyn Musey, main character in "Warchild" by Karin Lowachee


elisabeth_terceiro Says:


I rather this to jordyn, I’m not sure why but I just do not like that name

Joslyn Bloodrose Says:


I love my name and will always love it, its one of the rarest and koolest names out there, I hope it stays rare and yes I am constantly correcting people of the spelling but I love it and would not change it

paulapuddephatt Says:


I pronounce Jocelyn as a three syllable name, which I believe is standard and correct. Therefore, this is not a phonetic spelling of Jocelyn, but in fact, a different name. The same is true of Brittany and Britney. Britney drops a syllable, compared to Brittany, and they are therefore similar names, but not different versions of one particular name. Steven is an example of a proper phonetic spelling. It replicates the sound of the name Stephen. Abbeygale, in addition to being awful, is not Abigail, since the sound at the start of the name has been altered to match the Abby/Abbie nickname. It is an invented name based upon Abigail.

JossieChris Says:


My favorite name and it's mine so lucky me! Don't dare use the terrible original spelling with the CE. That makes it a three syllable name as opposed to soft and sweet French sounding Joslyn. And opens them up to nn Jock itch and jock strap, just trust me. I get Jaws and Jossie. Yes double ss or you get Josie and the pussycats. My childhood friends envied my unique name and have gone on to have little Joslyns of their own. Rarely have I met another, and mostly the Joce spelling. I was named after my parents Jose and Lynda so A+ for mashup names for my folks. And funny enough it was unintentional. Mom heard it on a Goodyear tire commercial back in the 70s! Someone pointed it out to her and the rest is history.

Mmamaoftwo Says:


Love the spelling of this name! I am named Joslyn and it's so refreshing to have a unique spelling of the more commonly known Jocelyn. It's also pleasing to the ear and this spelling only has two syllables!