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Jocelyn

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Meaning and origin
Jocelyn is a English mixed name. The meaning of the name is `playful`.


Where is it used?
The name Jocelyn is mainly used in English.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Josslyn (In English)
Joselyn (In English)
Josceline (In English)
Jocelin (In English)
Joscelin (In English)


If it's too long people might use
In English: Joss


See also
In French: Joceline


What Jocelyn`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    hi
    The worst thing about the name:
    hi
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    hi
    Extra information:
    bye
  2. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    its describes exactly who i am with its meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    a lot of girls have it /: its burned out already
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    it would be jasmine or nancy
    Extra information:
    girls that are pregnant STOP using the name JOCELYN
  3. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    its stands for playful (;
    The worst thing about the name:
    alot of girls have it
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    it woud be deletsy or Ariel
    Extra information:
    im bored :,c lol
  4. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    It is buteful
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:

    Extra information:
    I love the name Joselyn
  5. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
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    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
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  9. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its Unique if someone say Jocelyn at school evryone knows it me im the one and only Jocelyn in school and it ROCKS! im lucky i dont have the same name as someone else cuz then id be Jocelyn m. and tht would suck
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its hard 4 people to spell it right or to pronounce it i get called Joycelin but mostly by teachers
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    hmm... Snowy or K.P
    Extra information:
    They nickname me Jocie nd im going into 6th grade oh and since my mom put my name Jocie in school up until 2nd grade and my last names Moody so they would call me Judy Moody i hated the book though, in 4th grade they called me Joyce then in 5th grade they called me Joycelin but i didnt rlly care so PEACE!!
  10. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its Unique if someone say Jocelyn at school evryone knows it me im the one and only Jocelyn in school and it ROCKS! im lucky i dont have the same name as someone else cuz then id be Jocelyn m. and tht would suck
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its hard 4 people to spell it right or to pronounce it i get called Joycelin but mostly by teachers
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    hmm... Snowy or K.P
    Extra information:
    They nickname me Jocie nd im going into 6th grade oh and since my mom put my name Jocie in school up until 2nd grade and my last names Moody so they would call me Judy Moody i hated the book though, in 4th grade they called me Joyce then in 5th grade they called me Joycelin but i didnt rlly care so PEACE!!
  11. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    Jillian
    Extra information:
    I get my own nick name
  12. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    It was unique until it became common a few years back
    The worst thing about the name:
    u get being called Joyce, Joyseelin, Juicylin, Chawslin
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    Maybe it would be Josephine
    Extra information:
    My dad gave me this name
  13. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Name makes me feel unique :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    People have a hard time pronouncing and spelling it.
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I would want my name to be Kathryn
    Extra information:
    Nope! :D
  14. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    can't find another Jocelyn who I know
    The worst thing about the name:
    I'm Chinese and the name is too English, it's not me
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I'd pick something Chinese related
    Extra information:
  15. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    It is quite rare!
    The worst thing about the name:
    It always gets spelled wrong, my name is Jocelyne, the worst I've had is Gosling!
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I'd be William David or Elizabeth
    Extra information:
    I'm named after my mums French friend!
  16. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its unique, and there will never be 2 of us in a room!
    The worst thing about the name:
    People have a hard time knowing how to say it or spell it...dorks=)
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    my grandmother would be raising Cane!
    Extra information:
    I've only met two other Joselyn's in my life...I would say its pretty rare!
  17. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    not too common and it suits me
    The worst thing about the name:
    people mispronounce it a lot and have a hard time spelling it
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    Jordan if I'd been a boy
    Extra information:
    don't hate on our name, Jocelyns!
  18. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    its meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    pronunciaton and spelling no one ever quite gets it
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    id be jasmine
    Extra information:
    it was destiny i actually like it
  19. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    its unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    no one nows how 2 spell it
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    rocquel i dont know y?
    Extra information:
    i love my name
  20. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    i get my own nickname JOCII Cx
    The worst thing about the name:
    ....nothing really i kinda like it tho i rather a diffrent name like a japanese one xD
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    ....i would be sakura or ...myukii lol :)
    Extra information:
    ...but i respect my mothers choice so ill stick with it Cx Jocelyne!!
  21. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    it sucks everything bout it sucks
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    id like to named Selene n be a lot happier
    Extra information:
    no
  22. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Nothing, I hate it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I know like about 3621651662 other Jocelyn's -______- (Thats a pretty exaggerated number)
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    Id LOOOOOVE my name to be Cecilia, Celeste,or Genisis, or anything else other than Jocelyn.
    Extra information:
    My name is not, or will NEVER be a, Jawzlin,Joycelin,Jocie-lyn, OR Jose-lin. Its JO-CE-LYN. k? k,cool bye
  23. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    its unique like me
    The worst thing about the name:
    the pronunciation
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    i will like to be called Jamie or Joy or Jade
    Extra information:
    i was born in june 15 and my name fits me well
  24. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    the best!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I will be called Joy
    Extra information:
    Jocelyn is the best spelling ever!!
  25. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    nothingggggg
    The worst thing about the name:
    everythinggggg
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    id be verrrry happppyyy
    Extra information:
    the name jocelyn sucks!
  26. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its unique nd its meaning follow
    The worst thing about the name:
    Wrng pronunciatn nd spelling around here.
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    It wldn't b me
    Extra information:
    I was meant to be jocelyn.
  27. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    bullshit
    The worst thing about the name:
    is too popular
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    i would be so happy
    Extra information:
    no!!!
  28. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    that its kinda unique in my school
    The worst thing about the name:
    when they say it wrong and put other words that dont even go with the name J.O.C.E.L.Y.N.
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    id rather keep this one because i wuddent wanna risk it for a name like PAOLA.
    Extra information:
    i think jocelyn is the correct way for it to be spelled
  29. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    I love the amount of nicknames and the way guys say my name (Thank You Heath Ledger!!)
    The worst thing about the name:
    No one can ever say it right. I am not and have never have been a Josh-lynn, Jack-lynn or Joyce-lynn.
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I was going to be a Brian, I believe, or a Kirstin.
    Extra information:
    People can never decide between 2 or 3 syllables, it was either Jaw-slin or Jo-ce-lyn. After a while I give up and go by one of the nick names in new places or with substitutes.
  30. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its awesome!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing!!
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    i wouldnt be me!
    Extra information:
    Beastest name ever!
  31. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Its pretty and unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    People don't know how to spell it or can't remember it and call me Joyce
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I'd pick sarah
    Extra information:
    I bet all the Jocelyns pronounce their name differently from the rest
  32. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    Not common and people say it fits me well.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People who have a southern accent and say Jawslyn or joshalyn
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    My name would have been Sally.
    Extra information:
  33. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    It is cute and is music to my ears
    The worst thing about the name:
    people can't spell it - how difficult is it to spell Jocelyn?
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    My mom would have picked something ordinary like Mary
    Extra information:
  34. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    I like the meanings: Cheerful, playful, lighthearted. Those are all true to me.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people thinks Jocelyn is the same as Josephine
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    It will be Victoria.
    Extra information:
  35. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    hv numerous nicknames. like: Jo Joce/ Jocie Lyn
    The worst thing about the name:
    some ppl juz doesn't know how to pronounce it properly
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    another name starting with 'J'
    Extra information:
  36. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    It is not common so I grew up being the only Jocelyn I knew. it can have sweet nicknames like Jos or Jossy
    The worst thing about the name:
    People don't know how to spell it...Joslin
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I think I was going to be Stephen - if I was a boy
    Extra information:
  37. The best thing about the name Jocelyn:
    cheerful
    The worst thing about the name:
    no
    If my name wasn`t Jocelyn....:
    I donot think so ever.
    Extra information:
    nothing


More `Jocelyn` links
Jocelyn as abbreviation
Actors named Jocelyn
Jocelyn in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Jocelyn

Jocelyn appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 50. The name reached the top-100 6 times. 2007 was a `top year` for the name Jocelyn. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #50. The last time Jocelyn appeared among the most common names was in 1930. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
200750
200673
200587
200485
200387
200291
2001123
2000122
1999132
1998128
1997122
1996127
1995148
1994157
1993162
1992165
1991215
1990218
1980317
1970484
1960672
1950735
1940961
1930886
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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jocelyn
thanks for info!
jocelyn
Me gusta este nombre, creo que mi madre hizo una bella eleccion, un nombre lleno de magia, alegria y pasion. Que viva Jocelyn Alexiara Solorzano, hija de Angelica Maria Rodriguez...
Jocelyn
Love it..
JOCELYNE
jeez alot of you girls hate jocelyn :/ well im not a big fan either but i got nothen against it bt mine is spelled Jocelyne lol ...and i like how most of my friends call me JOCII Cx and the name fits me ok so yay !!...
Jocelyn
It's a unique and beautiful name, there is no other name but jocelyn for me
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