Usage Medieval French
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 3/29/2015
The first element of this name is derived from Old French dous meaning "sweet, soft", which is ultimately derived from Latin dulcis meaning "sweet". The second element consists of the French diminutive suffix -lin. This name was borne by an obscure saint who was a disciple of Saint Martin of Tours (4th century AD). Saint Doucelin is primarily venerated in Allonnes, which is located in the former county of Anjou (France). His feast day is the 8th of July.