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Jocelin is a modern-sounding name with a fairly ancient spelling. Though it's doubtlessly familiar to most, changing the spelling does help the name to stand out. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Jocelin:

French: Little Goth

Origin of the name Jocelin:

Jocelin is a name of French origin that means “little Goth”.

Symbolism of the name Jocelin:

Jocelin tends to symbolize both a family's desire to adhere to tradition as well as its desire to help a child stand apart from the crowd.

Style of the name Jocelin:


Gender of the name Jocelin:

Jocelin is technically a unisex name, though it does tend to be used more for girls than for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Jocelin:


Number of syllables in the name Jocelin:


Emotion evoked from the name Jocelin:

Jocelin tends to evoke nostalgic emotions as well as respectful emotions.

Alternative spellings for the name Jocelin:

Nicknames for the name Jocelin:

Popularity of the name Jocelin:

According to the Social Security Administration, this name has never ranked as one of the one thousand most popular baby names in the United States.

Related names for the name Jocelin:

Great middle names for Jocelin and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jocelin:

  • Jocline Donahue (American actress)
  • Jocelin Zuckerman (American actres)

Jocelins in popular culture:

  • Jocelin da Braose (character in The Crowner John Mysteries)
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