Name: Jocelyn

Origin and Meaning of the Name Jocelyn

  • Meaning:
    Tribal name of the Gauts
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (JOS eh lin)
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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In past centuries an exclusively male name, Jocelyn is today given almost exclusively to females.

    Jocelyn Bell Purnell is an astrophysicist, who helped discover pulsars. Other famous bearers include socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein and comedian Jocelyn Jee Esien.

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