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Jocelyn

or Jocelin, Joceline, Jocelynne

[jos-uh-lin, jos-lin] /ˈdʒɒs ə lɪn, ˈdʒɒs lɪn/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Joyce.
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  • A few minutes later Jocelyn came into the drawing-room, where he was waiting with a brazen face and a sinking heart.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
  • The poor about Jocelyn's Rock idolized the young lord of the soil.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Meredith surrounded and in danger Durnovo false come at once Jocelyn Gordon.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
  • The honest country people hurrah for the master of Jocelyn's Rock.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Polly sat up straight and still, her astonished eyes fixed on Mrs. Jocelyn.

Word Origin and History for Jocelyn

proper name, variant of Jocelin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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