Jocelyn

Jocelyn - A unique female name



  Sep 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jocelyn, meaning member of the Gauts tribe, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1917 on position #1765. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jocelyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jocelyn? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jocelyn. The baby girl name Jocelyn was given to 3,195 baby girls in 2012, ranking #93 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 442 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jocelyn peaked in popularity 12 years ago in 2007 on position 50.



Famous with this name

Jocelyn Hudon
Jocelyn Brando
Jocelyn Lane


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Rating: 4/5 (28 people)


Jocelyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jocelyn is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #44 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #340.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jocelyn is where you live.


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Jocelyn origin and meaning

Jocelyn is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means member of the Gauts tribe. To see famous people named Jocelyn, pop culture references for the name Jocelyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jocelyn

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jocelyn, sorted by popularity.

Jacqueline / Jacquelyn / Jillian / Jaclyn / Juliana / Julianna / Jolene / Julianne / Joselyn / Jaqueline /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201293
201170
201065
200971
200867
200750
200673
200587
200485
200387
200291
2001123
2000122
1999132
1998128
1997121
1996127
1995148
1994157
1993164
1992165
1991215
1990218
1989248
1988239
1987258
1986289
1985284
1984277
1983319
1982326
1981295
1980323
1979327
1978284
1977262
1976465
1975467
1974479
1973493
1972502
1971489
1970501
1969492
1968541
1967592
1966558
1965575
1964637
1963624
1962728
1961729
1960691
1959658
1958577
1957507
1956467
1955461
1954514
1953496
1952537
1951502
1950834
19491067
1948955
19471161
19461171
19451076
19441754
19431071
19421175
19411221
1939967
1937953
1936998
19351059
1934755
19331012
19321420
1931811
19301037
1929856
19281011
19271138
19261124
19251941
19241254
19231321
19221967
19211596
19191530
19171765

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California44
Nevada45
Delaware52
Arizona53
Illinois55
Texas59
Idaho66
Oregon76
Kansas81
Pennsylvania82
North Carolina85
North Dakota86
New Jersey103
Iowa107
Washington107
Tennessee111
New Mexico112
Montana114
Florida115
South Dakota116
West Virginia122
Wisconsin123
Massachusetts124
Colorado125
New York127
Ohio127
Virginia128
Oklahoma132
Georgia132
Indiana133
Maine137
Minnesota148
South Carolina149
New Hampshire149
Connecticut158
Missouri160
Kentucky167
Arkansas172
Maryland172
Utah175
Mississippi183
Alabama184
Rhode Island188
Michigan191
Nebraska191
Louisiana340

Even more about Jocelyn


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jocelyn a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jocelyn?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2007
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Jocelyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 442
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1917
2012 births +3,195

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