Jocelyn, Joceline etc.

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FOR REAL: Jocelyn was originally a boys' name only-- it is a form of the Germanic name Gautselin which was brought to England by the Normans in the forms Goscelin and Joscelin. Gautselin is derived from the Gauts, a Germanic tribe. Jocelyn is the surname form that became more popular for girls in the 20th century, probably because of the -lyn ending which was associated with girls' names (i.e., Evelyn, Marilyn etc.)

diminutives: Joss

related names: Gautselin, Goscelin, Joscelin