Other Origin(s):British, Celtic
Meaning:Young ruler; Rejoice
Joycelyn is a feminine name of Latin origin, derived from Judoc, meaning “young ruler.” This high-minded name was borne by the Breton Saint Judoc, also known by the Norman forms Josce and Josse. A lengthened form of Joyce, Joycelyn offers a beautiful triple-syllabic name that dances when spoken. Earlier forms of Joyce struggled to remain in use beyond the 14th century. The medium English term "joise," with its uplifting endearment “rejoice,” may have sparked popularity for Joyce, eventually leading to the poetic appellation Joycelyn. A name that has persevered throughout history will only complement your unwavering love for baby Joycelyn.
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