Baby Name Games

Jocelyn February 21, 2007

Filed under: Girls J,Top 100 List — namegames @ 3:21 am

United States Top 100         Girls


  • The name Jocelyn was ranked 73 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Jocelyn first appeared on the charts in 1927 at 951. It steadily increased in popularity, breaking into the top 100 at 92 in 2002. It may continue to climb in popularity.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It offers the nicknames Jo, Joss, Josie, to name a few.
  • The meaning “joyous” is favorable.


  • The Latin meaning of Jocelyn is “joyous.”

Alternate Spellings


Is your name Jocelyn or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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