Joslin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jocelyn:
A transferred use of the surname derived from the French Joscelin. Joscelin is derived from the obsolete Gautzelin, which finds its root in the Germanic tribal name Gauts. Jocelyn was originally bestowed upon male children, but now it is an exclusively female name.
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The name Joslin has the following meaning:
It means 'a member of the Gauts tribe'. The current trend is in favour of names ending with '-lyn'. It used to be popular as a male's name in the medieval ages, and then as a female's first name.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
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