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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Jocelyn
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Jocelyn in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Jocelyn:
Records indicate that 90,890 girls in the United States have been named Jocelyn since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 5,237 people in the U.S. were given the name Jocelyn. Those people are now 7 years old.
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Comments about the name Jocelyn
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81 Positive Comments
"My name is Jocelyn and my middle name is Marie. I like my name and always have. Its unique and yes people dont always get the pronunciation or spelling of the name right but it's okay. Often by my friends i am called joce or jocey. I like the nicknames but when people make fun of you they say josh... which is annoying but whatever." Jul. 21, 2014:
"My name is Joslyn. Born in late 50's. My mother used the first 3 letters from Josephine and Lynette and came up with Joslyn. The 's' is soft.
I love my name." Jun. 13, 2014:
"I am currently pregnant and planning to name my daughter Joslyn, (Jos-lyn), i have yet to see any one who commented spell it this way... Which I like, I like uniqueness in a name.. I'm currently looking for a middle name but can't seem to find the right one....any suggestions?" Aug. 30, 2013:
"My name is also Jocelyn and has been for 22 fabulous years and I have always loved my name. My friends and family nicknamed me Jojo and sometimes Jocey. Either way I love the uniqueness of my full name or the nicknames. Jocelyn is way too common these days, but I guess its not as common as a Jessica or Sarah." Mar. 3, 2013:
"My name is Joscelyn (middle name Alana). Im always complimented on my beautiful name. I am 42 and have only met 3 others but never spelt the same! My nickname as a child was Joscie and now its usually my full name or to close friends and family its Josc." Aug. 26, 2012:
"MY name is Jocelynn and I met no one else with 2N's but a lot of people with 1 N. Everyone is spelling my name wrong in school so it's kinda bad how they spell it Joselyn or Joseln. But everyone calls me Joz so it's a lot simpler" Jun. 10, 2012:
"Loved the name !! I just had to named my daughter Yoseline Elizabeth I wanted to spell hers different , and I get a lot of great comments on the spelling ;) Love it !!" Feb. 17, 2012:
"We named my daughter Jocelyn almost 18 years ago. SHe is beautiful, brilliant, and one of truly funny people you will ever meet. I have always loved the name, and her friends love it as well...almost as much as they love her. ;)" Feb. 15, 2011:
"people say my name wrong all the time and i used to hate it, but the name is beautiful. you learn to appreciate it after a while :) and like everyone else said below, whenever i tell someone my name, i'm ALWAYS told that it's beautiful. haha always!" Jan. 14, 2011:
"My name is Jocelyn and i just love the way it is spelled iused to not like but by i got used to it i love it now because at my skool when you sayy jocelyn there like who 6th grade? 7th? 8thgrade and it isnt soo common and not so uncommon so all jocelyns should aprectaite our names!(:" Dec. 30, 2010:
"hi my name is Jocelin and so far i haven't met anyone that spells the name that way. What i don;t like is when people spell my name jocelyn because instead of a y i have an i which in my opinion is cool and unique" Dec. 7, 2010:
My name is Jocelyn I was named after my Auntie Jocelyn 49 years ago, I love my name although growing up in the sixties the name was really unusual and I did hate it when I was younger, but now it's more common. I think that anyone named Jocelyn should be proud of their name and people who mispell it or use the wrong pronounciation are just lasy." Nov. 14, 2010:
"Sometimes people pronounce My name Right and sometimes Wrong. ( Joss - Sa - Lynn) Is how you pronounce my name. I know 4 people with the same name spelt the same way.I love my name its so cool and unique." Nov. 8, 2010:
"i am 13 and my name is also Jocelyn, i was named after my grandpa and grandma Joe and Evelyn. i am still young and have only met about 1 other jocelyn, people do always spell it wrong, witch i hate. they like to spell it as Joslin or jozzlin. i have always loved my name and i do get compliments all the time, my family calls me joce or jocey. overall it is an outstanding name and i love it!(:" Oct. 31, 2010:
"HI(: my name is Josselin..it's pronounced exactly the same as jocelyn obviously but just spelled completely different. i used to wish it was spelled how it usually is_Jocelyn..i would practice signing it all the time & loved how it looked!! haha..im now 18 and dont mind, i feel its kinda unique..i even found a castle in France named Josselin and so now i plan to go see it!" Sep. 29, 2010:
"My Name is Jocelyn Nicole. I've had this wonderful name for 22 years! woot! A lot of people throughout my life have mispronounced it or spelled it wrong, but it never really bothered me. I have only met maybe 3 other Jocelyns so far in my entire life. I get complimented on it a lot. I'm noticing that this name is appearing in some movies now, too, which is AWESOME! lol" Sep. 17, 2010:
"My name is Jocelynne, and people are always spelling it incorrectly. I've only met one other person with the same spelling, which came as a total surprise to me. My friends are always calling me Jo, which saves them the trouble of misprounouncing it. I love my name." Aug. 20, 2010:
"My name is Jocelyn..pronounced "Joss-Lin or Joss-A-Lin," and I love it. Often friends and family call me "Joss or Josh" for short. My brother & sisters have their names all starting with the letter "C", except mine. I never really taken the liken or cared much about my name till high school back in the mid 80's when we were learning about history. Though I've met probably more than a dozen with the same in CA, I don't really mind it." Jun. 12, 2010:
"I wouldn't give my baby girl this name if i didn't absolutely love it. Her's will be Jocelyn Jade." Jun. 9, 2010:
"I love my name!! my name is spelled Jocelyn and is pronounced (JOSS-sa-lyn). people spell my name in so many ways and i always get called Joshalyn and Jockalynn!! lol It's such a beautiful name and i would have my name in my daughter's middle name!! the name is very beautiful and diferent! i know tht people cant pronounce it as well as others, but its ok!! haha!! i have only met 4 Jocelyn's in my lifetime and hopefully i will meet more!! JOCELYN'S ROCK!! lol" May. 28, 2010:
"I am Tabitha and I named my 15 month old daughter Jocelyn Joyce. I love this name and am complimented on it often. I am expecting my second child, not sure of the sex yet, and cannot seem to find another girl name that I love as much as Jocelyn." May. 20, 2010:
"I'm 15 & my name is Jocelyn :)My middle name Yvette. I hated my name before cause people spelt it wrong,but now I love it, I know like one person at school who has the same name :| but it's okay. People call me Jocelyn, or Jocy, or my friend Lesly calls me Joselina etc. I love this name :] even though it's growing in popularity" May. 17, 2010:
"My name is Jocelyn (middle name Victoria) i am 13 years old and i absolutly love the name jocelyn its not commen so i never have to worry about the whole student mix-up and its unique like me!! even though people sumtimes mess it up i quickly tell them wat it is and gon on bout my day.... JOCELYN'S ROCK" May. 7, 2010:
"I just named my baby girl ( 3 months old) Jocelyn Riley, and I am told all the time how beautiful her and her name is!!! I am also discovering how popular the name is becoming, which is just fine with me!!!" Apr. 30, 2010:
"Jocelynn....with 2 N's is the name of our 7yr daughter born in 2002....we have only met a hand full of other Jocelyn's...with 1 N....none with 2 N's....We call her Jocie (Jossy) for short....but anyone that hears her name always compliments us on it....and if by chance someone does mispronounce her name my daughter doesn't feel bad when she corrects them on how to say it....:):)" Apr. 29, 2010:
"I named my baby Jocelyn Rae( Rae was after her great grandma that died when i was pregnant). I didnt know what i was going to name her until i saw her. i think it fits her well. i call her Jocey most of the time." Apr. 28, 2010:
"i am also a Jocelynn (JOC-A-LYNN)... i can tell you it took me until my early 20's to love it,, but i do!! Almost everyone i know calls me Jocie... great name ~ unique, but not silly" Mar. 18, 2010:
"We named our daughter Jocelyn Paige. I LOVE her name and hope she loves it as well (she's only 2 right now). I think it's a beautiful name and every person who asks what her name is tells me how beautiful it is as well! I love that it's not a common name--hopefully she will be the only Jocelyn in her class one day!" Feb. 20, 2010:
"my is jocelyn
i love it
im 5 months prego with a baby boy and i think i am going to name my son after me maybe jocelyn jr?
what do you think????
tons of love
XOXOXO" Jan. 7, 2010:
"I luv my name!I spell mine (Jocelyn.)My middle name is Elena,so together my name is Jocelyn Elena!Lots of people spell it wrong on pronounce it wrong but i dont care i still love my name!If you are thinking of naming your daughter Jocelyn spell it my way it the best and most common!At lease that i've seen.LOL" Jan. 4, 2010:
"if i have a girl itll be Joslynn with the z sound i like it lol it seems alot of you dont tho i hope some do" Dec. 29, 2009:
"i like my name very much because it's simple but good. what i don't like is when they pronounce my name like jos- lynn not like jo- se- lean." Nov. 4, 2009:
"i just named my daughter Jocelyn Aurora....we pronounce it "Joss Lyn" i hate Jozzlin and and joss-a-lyn is ok but not how we want it pronounced and seeing that there are 2 correct ways to pronounce it...."joss-a-lyn" or "joss-lyn" i don't care what other people choose between those two. she is my little Josie like Josie and the pussycats. LOVE THIS NAME!" Oct. 2, 2009:
"my little girl name is Jocelyn Dayana. She is about to turn 1 year old in oct, she soooooo adorable and i like her name as well." Aug. 28, 2009:
"I named my baby girl Jocelyn Ariah.. She is so beautiful!! & my grandma called her Josh~a~lyn for the longest now she says it right but now she spells it wrong every time.. I like it with the 3 syllables best. Her dad, I & her brother call her JoceAH (Jossa) for short. B/c her middle name is Ariah. :)" Aug. 25, 2009:
"Hey! my name is also Jocelyn. I dont know many other people with this name but I really like it! Most people pronounce it right, but can't spell it at all: Joclyn, Joslyn, Joslin, Jacquelin, Josslin...etc." Jun. 26, 2009:
"Hey fellow Jocelyns. I am also a Jocelyn, obviously. I grew up being the only one around since I was born in 1969. I get called Joycelyn more than anything, but in the 80's in was mostly Roslyn, although I have been called all of the names people listed here. People are starting to get it right now that it is gaining popularity. My in-laws call me Josh, my family calls me Jocie, my dad calls me Jozlyn, my mother calls me Jos-a-lyn, while friends call me Joss. I'm sad to see our precious, unique name getting more and more common. It is beautiful though and I've heard that a million times!" Jun. 20, 2009:
"My name is Jocelyn and it drives me nuts when people call me Jozzlyn. I'm glad to hear its not just me but seriously, where do people get the "z" from?? Other than this I love my name!! My friends call me Jocie or Josie or Joce." Jun. 19, 2009:
"My name is Joscelyn and no i dident spell it wrong.I love my name but I hate the nick names Jossie or jozzen." Jun. 8, 2009:
"I transferred schools about a month and a half ago and all my teachers and classmates still call me Jozzlyn or Joycelyn. It gets on my nerves but I guess they are still adjusting to me." May. 29, 2009:
"My name is Jocelyn. I was an 80's baby. My parents shortened my name to Jocy. I have loved my name. The only problem growing up as a Jocy "jaw-see" is that no one gets is right. I have gotten "joycey" "joey" "jocie"
"jocky" -seriously, by school staff on the P.A. When I became an adult I went back to Jocelyn and then tell people on an individual basis that they can call me Jocy when they get to know me. I also get Joc. pronounced "Joss". I like that too :) I love being more unique cause not many people my age have the name. Thank you mom and dad ;)" May. 8, 2009:
"Stumbled upon this site and finally feel I've found people who understand! My name is Jocelyn and nobody gets it right. Most common: Jacqueline, Joycelyn, Joshlin, Jozlin, Rozlin. Was Jocie as a child because my mother's name is also Jocelyn and she was known as Joce. My grandmother's favorite lullaby was from the opera "Jocelyn" which is how we came by the name." Apr. 29, 2009:
"I wanted to name my now 8 month old Joey, as I was a tom-boy growing up with the common name of Jennifer Lynn. We were thinking her legal/professional name could be Josephine, but then my Australian mum thought up Jocelyn while out with my husband one day. I LOVE IT. We call her J-Lil (Jocelyn Lily), Joey, Joss, Jossie (I hate that one)." Apr. 13, 2009:
"Hi, i named my babygirl Jocelyn Dayana. When i picked that name for her i really liked it cuz of the it sound and because her daddy's name is Jose. But sometimes i feel that i dont like it and sometimes i like it. So what can i do my baby's name is already Jocelyn!" Apr. 9, 2009:
"My friends name is Jocelyn. LOTS of people pronounce it wrong like JOSH-LIN. The correct way to say it is JOS-LIN. We were doing a project and we had to look up our names.She looked up her's it was "Little Goth". So she walked around saying "I'm a little goth"." Apr. 2, 2009:
"My name is Jocelyn Marissa. And people love saying my name many different ways as well. (Jocklyn, Joshlyn, Jacklyn, Jozlyn, Jayslyn) I dont see how people get those letters in there! haha but people call me, jawsy, joss, Jo Jo. It's ohkay cuz im used to people mispronouncing my name. haha But everyone thinks its a beautiful name. i love it." Mar. 28, 2009:
"Wow! How exciting. My name is Jocelyn Nicole. Most people take one glance at my name and call me Joycelyn. That drives me nuts. Most people, even those that know me well call me Josh-a-lyn or Joz-a-lyn or Jozzlyn. Of course that drive me nuts too. Growing up my nana called me Josh or Joshiepoo which I didn't mind much but I still haven't figured out how you get Josh out of Jocelyn. Funny thing is my mom pronouces my name in 3 syllables (Joc-e-lyn) and I prounounce it in two syllables (Joce-lyn)." Mar. 14, 2009:
"I have a beautiful 10-month old granddaughter named Jocelyn Hope. We normally call her Jocey or Joss (or Joss Joss). :) She is such a happy and pretty baby; the name suits her perfectly!" Feb. 18, 2009:
"Like everyone else here my name is Jocelyn too! hehe.Jocelyn Kimberly. No one can ever say my name right either, been called almost every name everyone has listed. I used to go by Jocie but growing up that just seems too young. I am usually called Joce now or Joss, depending on who it is. Everyone compliments on my name, not many around here have it." Feb. 10, 2009:
"im jocelyn and people pronounce my name jocalenn and i hate it!!!" Feb. 8, 2009:
"I named my Daughter Jocelynn i added an extra 'n' because i thought it looked different she too has got two middle names Emily Marie when you put all the first letters together it spells JEM which she is, and i love the name Jocelynn or Jocelyn any way you want to put it but people are already mis pronousing it and it bugs me" Feb. 6, 2009:
"My name is Jocelyn and I've realized that more people are learning how to pronunciate it and it's honestly a beautiful name...the host of Dancing with the Stars, Samantha Harris, named her baby girl Jocelyn last year...I love my name...it's playful, fun, pretty, not your normal Emily or your trendy Madison...I too get called "Josh" by my family...don't ask why because it's clearly not pronounced that way...either way...all Jocelyn's are very very special!" Jan. 30, 2009:
"my name is Jocelyn too just like most of you guys haha. i used to hate it but now i love it. -jocelyn michelle-jane- my name is pretty unique expecially having two middle names. i love it. my grandpa calls me josh though and i hate that. but i really hate when people call me Jacquelyn or jozlyn." Jan. 3, 2009:
"My name is Jocelyn Monique...I love it!!! I do occassional have those who misprounce. I've been called Jockelyn, Jozelyn, and my fav is Roslyn. Any way I love my name and all the uniqueness that comes with it." Nov. 30, 2008:
"I think the name is beautiful and if I have another baby girl I will name her Jocelyn- my daughters name is Marissa Lynn so i tnink Marissa and Jocelyn sound cute together!" Sep. 25, 2008:
"I named my daughter Jocelyn Reneah.....I love this name it was however my 2nd choice, my husband and I both loved Delilah, but no-one in our families liked it. I was due in March....it was X-mas eve and we were sitting around talking about what name to choose, Jocelyn was one of them(nicknames were important too...like Josie, Joy, Joss, Jo-Jo,I wanted a name I could shorten) but I wasn't certain..... then I looked across the street and saw "JOY" in lights in the neighbors window and I said..."OH, it's a sign....and we chose Jocelyn. Everyone complements her name. I love it, it is unique, unlike my name Jessica...." Sep. 9, 2008:
"I love my name. I got it because my aunt was writing a book for young authors and that was the character's name. People can come up with all kinds of ways to pronounce it. I've been called Jaclyn all the way to Jasmine and every name in between. I usually don't correct them but my friends always do." Jul. 30, 2008:
"My name is also Jocelynn. Although My mom spells it Jocelynn with 2 n's because that's how you spell lynn.My teacher's are always leaving off 1 n. I like my name and all but I really want a nickname too. I'm thinking about Jocey, but I have a friend that's really named Josie so that might be too confusing. Any Ideas?" Jul. 30, 2008:
"I named my daughter Jocelyn Renee which are both common French names which wasn't intentional. I just liked the way they sounded together. It wasn't until I was talking to a French Canadian that I realized my daughter had 2 different gender specific names. In French, Jocelyn (without an e)is a man's name and Jocelyne (with an e) is the feminine version. So her first name is actually a man's name. Her midddle name, Renee, is the feminine version though because the masculine is Rene. I figured no one would notice because how many people are familiar enough with French to know this? Well, when my daughter was only a few weeks old and I told a acquaintance her name he replied, "Wow, that's weird. I can't believe you named your daughter after a hockey player!" As it turned out, the Chicago Blackhawks had a player named Jocelyn on the team at the time. So much for no one noticing!
But, no matter, she used to hate her name because when she was younger she wanted to fit in and have a name like everyone else. Now she loves it because it is unique and it fits her so well. She can't even imagine having a different name." Jun. 28, 2008:
"My name is Jocelyn too. I like the name Jocelyn but now I either go by Joss or Jossy. And the occasional Jo-Jo. I really like it because you can go so many ways with it.
It gets mispronounce a lot. There is no Sh or Z in it! It's Jos-eh-lyn! But I really do like it." Jun. 1, 2008:
"My name is Jocelyn and I love it! Since I was a baby girl, I was always called Jossie and I hated it. Once I went away to college, I got sick of people trying to pronounce and spell Jossie, so I changed to Jocelyn.
I have tried to do some research on the origin of my name and I always get a different answer. I've have heard it is French, English, German, even Latin! Does anyone know the origin of our name?" May. 11, 2008:
"I love how my name is spelled Josalyn instead of the traditional spelling of Jocelyn. I like being different and I like how it's spelled like the correct way to say it... although people still say "JAWSlyn. JOSHlyn. JAZZlyn. It's misspelled constantly. I don't mind it though because I'm used to spelling it out all the time. People call me Jos or Jossy to shorten it. I have met less than ten people who have had my name.. i love that its not that familiar so when people hear it they almost always get taken aback or say how beautiful/pretty it is. :)" May. 7, 2008:
"My name is Jocelyn too. :D I DO get alot of people saying it wrong when I first meet them. I've had it pronounced like "Joshlyn" and "Jozzalyn". Everytime I correct people I always have to emphasize the "s" sound. :P I do like having the name because it's not something you hear everyday, even though it IS becoming popular. What's weird is that one of my closest friends is named Jocelyn too. So that makes it kind of less unique since all of our other friends call our names and we both look, so it's confusing. I also like the meaning of it though because it describes me really well[:
I was going to be an Alexandra, and when I was younger I always said I would have liked that name better, but now I love my name because of how unique it is." Apr. 28, 2008:
"I love my name Jocelyn... It's a bold name that is not easily confused with others. Which gives you definition, confidence, strength, happiness & makes you shine in a crowd... Jocelyn isn't a forgettable name, it's a name that stays with you. Every Jocelyn I have ever met is always shimmering shiny & happy go lucky!" Apr. 15, 2008:
"We're seriously considering naming our baby girl this in 2 months. I've known two girls named this in my life. I think it's a beautiful name but have worried that it's too unique. I have a unique name (Koreena) and it can be really hard, but I also like that no one else has it. I appreciate reading everyone's comments here who are named Jocelyn. It's a big help!" Mar. 19, 2008:
"Awww, more people are getting named Jocelyn! I'm feeling less unique! But yeah when I was little I wanted to be named Kelly and all that. But now I love my name! I just wish less people had it!
;^)" Mar. 18, 2008:
"My name is Jocelyn as well! I used to hate it growing up but now I love it! And now that I'm older, its sounds really cute to get called Jocey by family and friends. It does often get mispelt or pronounced incorrectly however, many people say it's a beautiful name ;);)" Jan. 17, 2008:
"I love my name (Jocelyn) people always comment on it and often say it is beautiful. Friends call me Joce, my family and sometimes husband call me Jocey, which is very affectionate so I don't mind it from those I love.
It can be hard to introduce yourself though, people often think I have said Roselyn or Jacqueline. When I order from restaurants I have to say "Joss-lyn" then they get it." Jan. 11, 2008:
"thats my name! its awesome and all the nicknames that come with it are funny and heartfelt. its pretty unique too!" Jan. 7, 2008:
"I just discovered it and definitely think I'm going to run it by my husband! Keep saying it over and it's growing quickly on me" Dec. 21, 2007:
"It's definitely a beautiful name; I'm highly considering naming my daughter Jocelyn one day." Dec. 6, 2007:
"Love it!!! My sister is due on Halloween and she's going to use the traditional spelling for her daughter, Jocelyn. It's so pretty and I'm so psyched to meet her." Oct. 9, 2007:
"I love the name Jocelyn, even though everyone spells and pronounces it wrong. It's very beautiful and unusual." Sep. 19, 2007:
"My name is Jocelyn and I used to hate my name because no one had my name and no one could pronouce it right and it would really embrass me when like I won an award or something.But now as I have gotten older I really love my name because it's different and it fits my personality.Most of my friends call me Joshie because they heard my little sister call me that so now that has grown to be my nickname." Sep. 10, 2007:
"My name is Yoselyn and most people say it wrong all the time and spell it wrong too like they spell it Josslynn or Joselin or jocelyn or yoselin but I think my mom changed the way it origanaly was spelled but everyone loves my name they say its very beautiful and unusual.. I like it too.." Aug. 1, 2007:
"My daughters name is Jocelyn Marie. When I tell people the name, they think it is beautiful, everyone spells it incorrectly and when they try to say it, generally they say it wrong at first. Her nickname is Joss and at first people would call her Josh, very annoying, hope she likes her name when she is older, I still love it!" Jun. 29, 2007:
"It's my name, and people always pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong too!!" Jan. 7, 2007:
"I have met only 3 other Jocelyn's in my life. It has been beneficial in my professional career to have an unusual name as people usually remember me and/or say "I've heard of you". I also get comments very frequently on the beauty of my name." May. 23, 2006:
"My youngest's (of)name. Peolpe frequently misspell it or don't know how to spell it. We have run into about 3 or 4 other Jocelyn's in my daughter's 18 years. Kind of surprised that it is supposed to be so popular. Our family is from Texas but since Jocelyn's birth, we have also lived in Alabama, the Republic of Panama, North Carolina, and Egypt. thee just doesn't seem to be that many Jocelyn's out there." May. 6, 2006:
"I am Jocelyn. I feel that my name is great but i get annoyed when people pronounce my name as 'joycelyn' when it is supposed to be pronounced just simply 'Joss-e-lin' or the 'e' eliminated, 'joss-lin'" Mar. 17, 2006:
"I love my name, especially for my age group because it isn't that common. Although now it is becoming extremely popular, which makes me a bit sad. :(" Jan. 29, 2006:
2 Negative Comments
"I'm Jocelyn and I'm eighteen. And only older people like it. Don't name your kids this- they will go through the public school systems for 12 years with no one pronouncing their name right on the first day of class, and if they have a large oral cavity- get ready for JAWS." Feb. 4, 2010: