Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Yoselin

Yoselin is a new coinage, probably a quasi Hispanic-American rendition of Jocelyn. Jocelyn was brought to England by way of the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. The name finds its roots in an Old French personal (masculine) name, Joscelin. Joscelin was essentially the French way of saying Gautzelin – the name ascribed to the people of an ancient Germanic tribe who dwelled in southern Sweden and Northern Europe. They originated from what is still the Swedish province of Götaland, and the Gauts/Geats (as they are also known) are the same folk who populate the pages of “Beowulf”, a heroic epic poem written in Olde English (considered one of the most vital pieces of Anglo-Saxon literature, and certainly the oldest surviving). The etymology of the word Gaut/Geat is derived from the Old Germanic “geutan” (Gautar in Old Norse) meaning “to pour, flowing water” (apropos since water was essential to the survival of these ancient Scandinavian tribes). Joscelin, and later Jocelyn, were historically masculine in usage, and were quite common during the Middle Ages. The application shift to females did not happen until hundreds of years later in the 20th century. Today the name is considered almost exclusively female. Now that Jocelyn is a Top 100 baby girl’s name in the United States, American parents perform their typical spelling modifications: Joslyn, Joselyn, Jocelynn and now Yoselin are modern examples of this classic name.

All About the Baby Name – Yoselin

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME YOSELIN

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME YOSELIN

The made-up spelling of Yoselin is new to the charts, and apparently only used in the United States. There’s a certain Spanish flavor afforded the name with the Y instead of a J which is why we think its usage is being driven by Hispanic-Americans. It also has a little Middle Eastern or Arab tinge of style – like Yasmine instead of Jasmine. Yoselin just appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 list of girl names in 2001. It showed some promise at first but has since diminished in usage. Now back down near the bottom of the charts, Yoselin may be struggling to survive amidst the competition. There are now five ways to spell Jocelyn depending on your preference.

Quick Facts

ON YOSELIN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

866

PRONUNCIATION:

YAHS-lin; YAHS-ə-lin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Flowing, pouring water

Characteristics

OF YOSELIN

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

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NAMED YOSELIN

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