From the Germanic “gaut,” which links to the Germanic tribe the Goths, this name seems modern but has around in various forms for centuries. If you’re looking for a name that will bring out your daughter’s inner Marilyn Manson, this may be the name for her. If you you’re not looking for that, well, you can still use this name because it’s pretty, strong, and timeless.
Famous people named Jocelyn:
Songwriter and actress Joscelyn Eve Stoker (Joss Stone); Australian softball player Jocelyn McCallum; singer Jocelyn Brown.
The name Jocelyn was revived in the 20th century primarily as a girls’ name, perhaps from the surname Jocelyn. In France, this is typically a boys’ name.