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Quick Facts on Joselyn

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 473
JAH-sә-lin or JOSS-lin
Simple meaning:
Flowing, pouring water; Rejoice

Characteristics of Joselyn

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Joselyn

Joselyn is a spelling variant of Jocelyn, a name brought to England via the Norman French and derived from an Old Frankish personal masculine name (Joscelin). The Franks modeled Joscelin after an old Germanic name Gautselin which itself was derived from the name of a Germanic tribe. The Gauts (or sometimes referred to as Geats or Goths) originated from present-day southern Sweden and northern Europe. The etymology of the word Gaut is derived from the common Germanic word “geutan” meaning ‘to pour, flowing water, stream or waterfall.’ Jocelyn was a name used mainly for males until modern times when the application shifted to females (although it is still a masculine name in France). It is also sometimes believed that Jocelyn is associated with the Middle English word “joise” which means ‘to rejoice’. Joselyn is a recently created respelling of Jocelyn and used mainly in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Joselyn

While the traditional spelling of Jocelyn has been on the American female naming charts since the 1930s, the spelling variant of Joselyn didn’t appear until 1992. That being said, Joselyn has risen up the charts to pretty respectable levels of usage (although moderate). It does appear that this variation of the name has been declining in recent years, probably due to the increased competition of others forms (Jocelyn, Jocelynn and Joslyn, not to mention Joyce). Parents may have the cool nickname Joss in mind when they use the non-traditional spelling with an “s” instead of a “c”. However, Joss Stone is a famous namesake and she spells her birth name as Jocelyn. America is one of those places where almost any spelling goes, but we’re still fans of traditional spellings, just to eliminate the nuisance of your daughter going through life reconfirming the spelling of her name. You may not think it’s a big deal, but the feedback on naming forums out there suggests otherwise. People actually do find it cumbersome to have to spell out their name or correct mistakes. Just something to consider for your daughter’s future sake.
Popularity of the Girl Name Joselyn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Joselyn

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Joselyn

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Joselyn

    Joselyn We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Joselyn.

  • Popular Songs on Joselyn

    Popular Songs on Joselyn

    Joselyn - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Joselyn.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Joselyn

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Joselyn

    Princess Joselyn and the Prophecy (Carolyn Maples) - A summary or review of this book is unavailable t this time. Recommended for ages unknown.

  • Famous People Named Joselyn

    Famous People Named Joselyn

    Famous People Named Joselyn - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Joselyn.

  • Children of Famous People Named Joselyn

    Children of Famous People Named Joselyn

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Joselyn - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Joselyn.

  • Historic Figures

    Joselyn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Joselyn - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Joselyn.

Personality of the Girl Name Joselyn

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Joselyn

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