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Jocelyn

or Joc·e·lin, Joc·e·line, Joc·e·lynne

[jos-uh-lin, jos-lin]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Joyce.
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Historical Examples of jocelin

  • With Jocelin's eyes we discern almost nothing of John Lackland.

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    Thomas Carlyle

  • It is Jocelin's manner with all things; and it is men's manner and men's necessity.

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    Thomas Carlyle

  • Jocelin's Monk-Latin; and Mr. Rokewood's editorial helpfulness and fidelity.

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    Thomas Carlyle

  • "Within a few days," says Jocelin in his version of the story!

  • For that Jocelin built the west front I have no doubt at all.


Word Origin and History for jocelin

Jocelin

masc. proper name with many variant forms, introduced in English by the Normans, from Old High German Gautelen, from Gauta, literally "Goth" (see Goth). French fem. form is Joceline.

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Jocelyn

proper name, variant of Jocelin.

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