Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Joslyn

Joslyn is a reconstructed spelling of the traditional Jocelyn. Jocelyn is the transferred use of a surname brought to England by way of the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. It started out as an Old French masculine given name, Joscelin, which was modeled after an old Germanic tribe from present-day southern Sweden and northern Europe, the Gauts/Geats (often referred to as the Goths). The etymology of the word Gaut is derived from the common Germanic word “geutan” meaning “to pour, flowing water, stream or waterfall” (probably having to do with their original Northern European position surrounded by water). In any case, the name was used mainly for males until modern times when the application shifted to females. Now that Jocelyn is a Top 100 female name in the United States, Americans perform their usual spelling alterations. Joslyn is one such example of this stylistic change to a more traditional, classical spelling.

All About the Baby Name – Joslyn

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME JOSLYN

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME JOSLYN

Joslyn is more of a phonetic change to the name Jocelyn. It seems to serve two purposes. One, it renders the name unmistakably two-syllables (Jocelyn is often pronounced with three-syllables). Two, it’s more minimalistic. The name first appeared on the American charts briefly in 1996 but didn’t take hole until 2002. Today the name resides on a “so-so” moderate position on the charts. You won’t find this particular spelling of Jocelyn outside of the United States. It’s pretty “Americanized”.

Quick Facts

ON JOSLYN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

720

PRONUNCIATION:

JOSS-lin

SIMPLE MEANING:

To pour; flowing water

Characteristics

OF JOSLYN

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Joslyn

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME JOSLYN

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Popular Songs

ON JOSLYN

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Famous People

NAMED JOSLYN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED JOSLYN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JOSLYN

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