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Middle English male given name from Old French Joscelin, Germanic Gautzelin, diminutive of names beginning with the tribal name Gaut "a Geat, a Goth"; also used as a diminutive form of the Breton name Josse ( =Joyce). It survived as a surname and was revived as a given name in the nineteenth century. ( Source: Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001)
- Jocelyn is currently popular among U.S. Hispanics, and in the Philippines, by folk etymology explained as a feminine diminutive form of José (Joseph).
- : Jocelyne
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