US Popularity:718
Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:a member of the German tribe, the Gauts
Jocelyn, as a gender-neutral name, is of Old German origin meaning "a member of the German tribe, the Gauts." From an Old French masculine name brought to Britain by the Normans in the form of Joscelin—which was from Gautzelin. This form came as a pet name for a member of a Germanic tribe, the Gauts, who may have been the same as the Goths. Jocelyn was revived in the 19th century and adopted as a feminine name, perhaps because it could be associated with names like Joyce—which also derives from Josse—combined with the -lyn ending.

Jocelyn Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jocelyn is currently #767 on The Bump
Boy:Jocelyn is currently #430 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Jocelyn is currently #565 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jocelyn is currently #718 in U.S. births
Girl:Jocelyn is currently #347 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 32
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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