Quick Facts on Jocelynn
- American, English
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JAH-sә-lin or JOSS-lin
To pour, flowing water
Characteristics of Jocelynn
Etymology & Historical Origin - Jocelynn
Jocelynn is merely Jocelyn with an additional “n” tacked on to the end. The name Jocelyn comes to us as the transferred use of a surname brought to England by way of the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. It started out as an Old French masculine given name, Joscelin, which was modeled after an old Germanic tribe from present-day southern Sweden and northern Europe, the Gauts/Geats (often referred to as the Goths). Originating from what is still the Swedish province of Götaland, the Geats are the same people who populate the Olde English epic poem: Beowulf. The etymology of the word Gaut is derived from the common Germanic word “geutan” (Gautar in Old Norse) meaning “to pour, flowing water” (probably having to do with Götaland’s Northern European position surrounded by water). In any case, the name was used mainly for males until modern times when the application shifted to females. Now that Jocelyn is a Top 100 female name in the United States, Americans perform their usual spelling alterations. Joslyn, Joselyn and Jocelynn are modern examples of the classic Jocelyn.
Popularity of the Name Jocelynn
The name Jocelyn goes back to 1927 on the American female naming charts; Jocelynn only appeared on the Top 1000 list for the first time in 2007. As it so happens, 2007 marks the year when Jocelyn was at the top of her game in terms of usage (ranked #50 nationwide). It’s no surprise that a few alterations of the name showed up to join in on the fun. Jocelynn with two “n”s is actually the least preferred spelling of the four currently in rotation. 70% of parents will opt for the classical spelling anyway, while the remaining 30% will choose some other mutation. Jocelynn is a pretty new spelling and not very common. All girls with this name should start practicing the following phrase: “My name is Jocelynn. That’s Jocelyn with two n’s” – because they’ll be saying that for the rest of their lives. A minor nuisance to some, but a huge annoyance to others. Just something to consider when you opt for these non-traditional spellings. In any case, Jocelyn, with her “Gothic” origins, imbues a sense of dark romance and mystery.
Popularity of the Girl Name Jocelynn
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jocelynn
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Famous People Named Jocelynn
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Personality of the Girl Name Jocelynn
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Variations of the Baby Name - Jocelynn