Jocelyne is a French baby name that originates from the Germanic Joscelin. Though originally a boys' name, it is now mainly for girls. Jocelyne is not as popular as the more common Jocelyn, as there were only nine girls born with the name in 2020.

Meaning of the name Jocelyne:

English: little Goth

Origin of the name Jocelyne:

Jocelyne is the French variation of Jocelyn. Jocelyn comes from a Germanic masculine name, spelled Gauzlin, Goscelin, or Gautselin. It came from the Germanic word “Gaut.” After the Norman Invasion, all spelling variations came to England, most of the Normans spelling it Goscelin or Joscelin. Joscelyn, and Joscelyne, did not become feminine options until the 1900s, however.

Symbolism of the name Jocelyne:

The baby name Jocelyne means “little Goth” because of the Norman and Germanic names Goscelin and Joscelin. Remember, these come from the Germanic “Gaut,” which was a title for the Goth tribe.

Style of the name Jocelyne:


Gender of the name Jocelyne:

Jocelyne is a refined name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Jocelyne:

JAHS-lin or JAHS-uh-lin

Number of syllables in the name Jocelyne:

Two or three, dependent on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Jocelyne:

Jocelyne has a regal and upper-class feel. It is wholesome and strong.

Alternative spellings for the name Jocelyne:

Nicknames for the name Jocelyne:

  • Jos
  • Lynn 
  • Jojo
  • Jo
  • Jocie
  • Joci
  • Jocey

Popularity of the name Jocelyne:

Jocelyne became a top 1,000 name in America in 1995 at rank 623. It lasted on the Social Security Popularity Index until 1999 when it was number 890. Jocelyne did best in 1996, ranked at number 513.

Related names for the name Jocelyne:

Great middle names for Jocelyne and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jocelyne:

  • Jocelyne Lamoureux (hockey player)
  • Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau (Canadian politician)
  • Jocelyne Loewen (actress, “Deck the Halls”)
  • Jocelyne Bourassa (professional golfer)
  • Jocelyne Villeton (Olympic long-distance runner)
  • Jocelyne Savard (television psychic)
  • Jocelyne Larocque (hockey player)

Jocelynes in popular culture:

There are no pop culture references to the name Jocelyne.