add to your listSave
Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Geats or Goths.
Other Languages & CulturesGauti(Ancient Scandinavian) Jocelyn(English) Jocelyn, Josselin, Gaubert(French) Gosse(Medieval French) Gaute(Norwegian) Joscelin(Old Norman) Göte(Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 611
Entry updated