Jocelyn - Meaning of Jocelyn
The name Jocelyn is used to a great extent; it has 54 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Jacelyn, Jasleen, Jaslyn, Jasolin, Jocelina, Jocelinda, Jocelle, Jocia, Jocilyn, Jocinta, Joice, Josalind, Josaline, Josceline (also used in German), Joselin, Joselina, Joselyne, Joshlyn, Josiline, Joslyn, Joslynn, Joslynne, Jossline, Josslyn, Joycelin, Jozlyn, Yocceline, Yocelin, and Yoselin (also used in Latin). Other English forms include the contracted forms Jos, Joslin, and Joss, the diminutive Joci, and the spelling variants Jocelin, Jocelyne, Jocelynn, Jocelynne, Joclyn, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joscelin (also used in Old French), Joscelyn, Joselyn, Josilin, Josilyn, Josline, Joslyne, Jossalin, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josselynne, and Joycelyn. Forms used in foreign languages include the French Joceline and the German Joseline.
Jocelyn is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as rather trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1940s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2007 with 0.251% of baby girls being named Jocelyn. It had a ranking of #50 then. In 2011, it ranked at #70 with a usage of 0.193%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Jocelyn was 4 times more regularly used than the 2nd most popular name, Joselyn, in 2011.
Baby names that sound like Jocelyn include Joselin, Jacalyn, Jacalynn, Jacilyn, Jackalene, Jackalin, Jackaline, Jackalinne, Jackalyn, Jackalynn, Jackeline, Jackelyn, Jackilyn, Jackolyn, Jackqueline, Jackquelyn, Jacoline, Jacolyn, Jacqualin, and Jacqualine.
† English pronunciation for Jocelyn: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"