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  • 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 13 years old.

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  • "My new granddaughter has this beautiful name but my daughter got upset when shortly after she was born I spelled it Joselyn! I had to practice how to spell it right haha. I want to call her jo jo for short when she is older right now she is only 9 mo old and I want her to know her full name." Jun. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My ex husband actually named our daughter Jocelyn. and not pronounced Jo-su-lin just Jos-lin. and at first i was not a huge fan, but the name grew on me and it suits her beautiful face and personality. I love the name now and think its classy." May. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, 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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI(: my name is'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!! 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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "im jocelyn and people pronounce my name jocalenn and i hate it!!!" Feb. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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'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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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 was X-mas eve and we were sitting around talking about what name to choose, Jocelyn was one of them(nicknames were important 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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "thats my name! its awesome and all the nicknames that come with it are funny and heartfelt. its pretty unique too!" Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's definitely a beautiful name; I'm highly considering naming my daughter Jocelyn one day." Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jocelyn, even though everyone spells and pronounces it wrong. It's very beautiful and unusual." Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name, and people always pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong too!!" Jan. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

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  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jocelyn too dad picked it for me because he loved first i hated because i was the only one in THE school ..with the name now i love it i feel amazing to have such a cool name!!" Aug. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      57 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Jocelyn I don't just like my name I love my name" Aug. 30, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jocelynn that's me maneeeeee I got two N's too lol your no the only one :D and my middle name is Marie ! Like everyone else they spell it wrong but I love my name (:" Aug. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is jocelynn this is how to spell it jocelynn. This is how to sound it out joce ly nn sincerely, jocelynn" Jan. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jocelyn Is also my name, the bad thing is people making fun of it in school and teachers pronouncing it wrong. The good thing is that it is So unique I have no met anyone with that name." Oct. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi Im Jocelynn of course, lol. So far I agree with eeryone the name is rare, I have only met two others, both spelled differently. I met one other that spells the exact same way as mine on facebook. I hated it for the same reasons as a child, dont mind it as much now. I am called Joce, Josh, Jocie. for short. I guess it kinda fits me, I am usually a happy cheerful person. Alot of others mispell my name, that does drive me nuts." Sep. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My names nicely and every bOdy spells my names like goslyn it annoying and I don't know why my mom called me that and every body calls me joc and that REALY is ANNOYING!!! I'm only in 6 th grade and I'm still annoyed by it and I'm bullied cause of t because it means their." Mar. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jocelyn And I have grown to love my name people say it and spell it wrong all the time, but i have a unique name and im very proud of it" Mar. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jocelyn is my name, as well as many/most of the other posters. I have to say that as much as I like my name, I don't think it fits me... It's kind of annoying, because when I was younger, alot of people pronounced it Jozlin, and often spelled it similarly... Last year, in my science class, including me there were 3 Jocelyn's of various spelling. Unfortunately, it seems like very few people know how to spell it correctly... At times, I wish my name was something else, but overall, after reading the definition of it, I don't mind it..." Oct. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 31 and my name is Jocelyn, middle name is "Meikel", try having both of these unique names, haha. Growing up I had so wished that my parents had named me Katie, Jessica, Jennifer, or Sarah since they were so common and my name was so uncommon. I've only met two or three other Jocelyn's in my life up to the present time. I too went through all of the mispronunciations and wrong spelling of my name which used to drive me crazy and was SO frustrating! Couldn't understand why people just couldn't get it right. I HATE it when people spell my name wrong and when they add an "s" or a "z" and call me Jozzlin! My family and close friends have always called me Jocelyn or "Joce" (soft c) and I've always received compliments from others about how pretty my name is. Needless to say I've grown to like it better over the years and now appreciate having a less common name." Oct. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "its aight u can do better heheheh jk i like the name its my sisters name :)" Sep. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Yocelyn just wanted to spell it different. I named her that way because when I heard the name it remind me of a sweet cute joyful little girl. So everyone knows my sweet Yocelyn as Yoci." Sep. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Jocelyn. I love it because it is unique and people seem to love it, but sometimes I get mad when people mispronounce it - such as Jozzlin or they have called her Joshi (like her name is Joshua). That one drives me crazy. But overall - it is a great name." Sep. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan to name my daughter Jocelyn but we will call her 'Joey Lynn'. :)" Sep. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Jocelyn Camille. I like my name but I do not allow people to shorten it. I know more male Jocelyns than female, but that is ok. I never had a problem with people who are American ir French mispronounce my name, but it irks me the way Latins butcher it." Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like it. I mean, it's pretty but I want to change my name. People don't pronounce it properly or spell it the way it should be and although it's nice, it's not MY name. I have a name I think fits me much more." May. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "You could spell it Joslin or Josalynn some people spell it joslinne but I prefer Joslinn or Joselinn that's okay too." Mar. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jocelyn rae :) ...i was named that after my two grandmas, joyce and evelyn :) i think its pretty and i really love it :)" Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 17 and my name is Jocelyn Rae I absolutley hated my name growing up i always wnated to be samantha o something just recently have i began to appreciate the uniquness of it I love my name now but I dont like meeting other Jocelyns!! I like being the only one" Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im 19 and my name's Jocelyn too. Growing up I never liked it because it was always misplet and pronounced incorrectly. But I have grown to love it as people give compliments on my name all the time. Though, hardly anyone calls me Jocelyn anymore, all my family and friends call me by various nicknames (Joss,Jocy, Jojo etc). It's a lovely name" Feb. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josalyn. My mom was almost 27 when I came along, and her first. She named me after a little girl running down a hallway she met in her younder years. She spelt it differently, and I've never actually met another Josalyn spelt like mine. Although I know they exist. My middle name is elizabeth. I've always loved my name. People call me Jos. But...I still prefer Josalyn." Feb. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 7 1/2 month pregnant and having a girl. Jocelyn is our top pic for a name. I love hearing the feedback of those of you already named Jocelyn. I think it's a beautiful, classic name. Even though it is gaining in popularity, it's still not Emma or Isabella, etc. I've never known a Jocelyn personally, so I'm excited to meet my little cupcake!" Jan. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey; Im Jocelyn as well & I used to hate my name when kid because no one spelled it right & they always told me I had the wierdest name,also I dont have middle name but now Im 16 and i love it because it is original and interesting, My friends call me Joss (Jaws) or Joshi even Joshua or Joce but my fave is Jocelyn & Joss, Its a nice name :] p.s I like the way :]" Jan. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Yeah people sometimes can't pronounce it or spell it correctly but hey it's unique. Which is why I do not care for its growing popularity. Do not name your child Jocelyn ;)" Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is just plain Jocelyn, and I love it. I don't care how people pronounce my name. It is spelled wrong almost all the time. The most common nickname I get is Joccy. I haven't met anyone named Jocelyn except a little girl. i just love, love, love my name!" Oct. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i don't really like the name jocelyn.... i found out it was originally a guys name back then and was recently used for females.... well nicknames they name me is josy or ossito which means little bear." Oct. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am curently 3 months pregnant and having a hard time choosing a name. Just recently I saw the name jocelyn and fell in love with it. I'm not sure what I'm having yet but if I end up with a baby girl I'm pretty sure her name will be JOCELYN MARIE" Oct. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my daughter is also name Jocelyn middle name Angelica we call her JoJo for short because her mother is YaYa for short ans her name is Yadira" Sep. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "after reading the Aug 25 comment, 3 comments down, i had to respond im Jocelyn Aria (pronounced air)its not too often i find someone with my first name let alone with almost the same middle name!" Sep. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the early 70's. My name is JOSALYN NICOLE pronounced JOS-A-LYN. I dont see many people spell it that way. Most people just call me JOS but most of the time I get called ROSLYN. I am seeing the name alot more common now a days but not many people my age. and you can imagine all the diffrent ways people spell it. Even my work doesnt have it spelled correctly on my paychecks. LOL" Aug. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jocelyn and i love my name even knowing im 12" Jul. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Jocelyn - she gets Joss from one set of grandparents and Jossie by my mother ( I can't stand that nickname) My husband has dubbed her JoJo - and I am pretty sure that one wills stick... My mother in law drives my nuts though because she pronounces it with 3 syllables....the middle syllable (if there) should not be very obvious! Joss-UH-Lyn.... I pronounce it Joc-lyn... What a beautiful name though!" Jul. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jeannette but when i have a daughter im going to name her Jocelync i think its a very beautiful name" May. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! I was actually looking at this site because I know for a fact that there is a famous hockey player out there somewhere named Jocelyn. I think he played for the Black Hawks but I can't find it. Anyway, then found all these people's comments on being named Jocelyn. My name is of course, Jocelyn! But for 6 weeks of my life I was Annette. My parents were not prepared for a boy and quickly named me Annette. They kept feeling uncomfortable with the name because "I just didn't look like an Annette"...then my Mother saw an article in the newspaper with the name Jocelyn in it and the rest is history. When they brought me home from legally changing my name, my then 5 year old brother Ben said "you know, Jocelyn looks a lot like Annette did...." I usually go by JoJo to my family and close friends and Jocelyn by colleagues and classmates but as everyone else with this name, have gone by everything BUT Jocelyn. I don't get offended by it. And my last name is Kilpela, so what a mouthful! Most people think my name is beautiful. I guess I've grown to like it. It's unique, which is cool." Apr. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah many people think my name is pronounced JOCK-LIN and it annoys me so much. I've seen weirder spellings such as Jocaelyn and Jocilyn. A girl at my school is named Joslyn. I go by Jose (JO-SEH not HO-SE) Jojo, Josie, Jay, or Jo." Mar. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is...Duh!!! It's a great name! Unique & special! Like me!!!" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "it sux i want to be named jamyleth but i get used to my name now... i guess but i am a little goth" Dec. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jocelyn as well,actually Jocelyn Romelle and I have definately had my share of mispronounciation hijinks, (I hate just drives me up a wall!) But, all in all I have come to like its relative uniqueness. I was actually named after Marlon Brando's sister. The nicknames can be tricky, (most people call me Jay and only one friend gets away with calling me Jossie)" Sep. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Jocelyn too, i hate it to be honest it makes me sound old and it irritates me when people get it wrong and spell it worng!!! My friends call me Joss and Jossie which i prefer but i hate jocelyn" Aug. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jocelynn. My mother added an extra N so that I would be unique. I hate it. haha." May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Jocelyn! I Get Called Joss All The Time And I Love It. Its Not A Very Common Name And I Like That Because I Like To Be Different. People Are Always Like " Your Name Is So Pretty" And I Think It Is Too. Love My Name x" Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it is beautiful. I met someone at a drinks night a few months back by that name. Until that time, I was hoping to call my future daughter Josephine (short Josie), but wasn't 100% on it. After hearing the name 'Jocelyn', it just hit the mark for me. It has the right amount of femininity to it, yet it is a very strong name too." Mar. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Jocelyn and I've come to like it. I hated it when I was younger because everyone else had a simple name. But is rather be an individual. My friends call me Joss and my parents call my Jossy. Its cute. I am sick of people pronouncing it jozelyn. Tell me where is the z in my name? Idiots" Mar. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't want to offend anyone named Jocelyn...I don't care for the name, although I must say I do like this spelling much better than the name my friend picked out for her baby which is due in March. She is spelling it Jossilin. It's like combining fossil and penicillin. I feel bad for the baby." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol! yeee! this is my name too! <3 you gotta love the different pronouncations and spellings and nicknames that i get with this name! cheeeyeahhh! =]" Jan. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Jocelyn, I like it but I wouldn't recommend it because because always mispell and say it wrong I don't bother correcting them anymore. Nicknames Deriving from Jocelyn I like such as Joss, Jay or Joe but Jossy is horrible when people say Jossy to you it's like your 3 years old again. I'd tell people who want to call their children Jocelyn to think about it, may be a nice name but other people don't understand that." Dec. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jocelyn and I love it. People mispronounce it all the time, I even have an aunt that still always pronounces it like JAWS-lyn. But it makes up for it when so many people come up to you and tell you it's a beautiful name. I never really had nicknames from it as a kid...people would want to call me Jocey but i didn't like that. Really though, I am so glad my parents decided on Jocelyn." Dec. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Jocelyn. We like it. We call her Joce (Jos) for short." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jocellyn is my name and im called JJ( b/c of my last name also) or Joc... or josits ok name cuz i can have fun with it but .. yeha =]" Aug. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Jocelyn and most times people call her Jacqueline. They believe I was trying to be fancy and decided to change the traditional spelling, until either I or my daughter corrects them. While in North Carolina, I did come in contact with 3 other woman named Jocelyn. Ironically two of them shared the same birth day as my daughter. The other was still born in december but a few days prior." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name its different and suits me people call me justine over the phone too and i dont know why.I was born in 1988." Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't understand why the Jan/Feb 2007 comments were reported as inappropriate. When I give my name over the phone I am often called Justine. Why I don't know. Some people love the name. I would prefer to be called Joceline. The European way sounds softer and more feminine. It is a name to grow into as an adult. As a child I was told not to let anyone abbeviate my name. I was born in 1943." Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name...people always say it more like jocklyn." Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sister is called Jocelyn and people are always spelling it worng and lots of people who mishear the name call her justin! she gets frustrated! but i think its pretty" Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name isn't this and i don't know anybody with this name but i want to name my daughter this" Mar. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I do not meet many people with the name Jocelyn. People often spell it as Joslin or Joslyn, but that doesn't really bother me. I like having the name Jocelyn because it is common enough for people to have heard of it, but uncommon enough that not many people have that name." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and many people spel;l and say it, Joycelin. Many people call me, Joce, Jocey and many more. i've only met one person my whole life named Jocelyn. But it seems to me more little children are seen with the name than my age." Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "some people pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong. i love my name" Dec. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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