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The name Jocelyn is of Old French origin, and means happy or joyful.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Jocelyn has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Jocelyn
Use of the Name Jocelyn for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
58,348 55,768 46,112 28,846 16,484 7,410 3,703
The table below indicates the number of times the name Jocelyn has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Jocelyn first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1927, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Jocelyn
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
192795163  
192892864  
192978380  
193088567  
193173884  
193288563  
193384563  
193477875  
193596851  
193679971  
193798651  
1938    
193980573  
194096156  
194195260  
194299562  
194390873  
1944    
194590470  
1946    
1947    
194898079  
194990097  
1950735136  
1951493276  
1952535256  
1953496308  
1954511302  
1955462384  
1956461402  
1957508352  
1958558307  
1959644241  
1960672228  
1961703223  
1962692222  
1963618266  
1964626262  
1965557292  
1966546298  
1967593260  
1968531324  
1969494389  
1970484412  
1971485396  
1972500352  
1973493355  
1974465387  
1975468399  
1976456422  
1977266938  
1978279826  
1979325719  
1980317760  
1981299808  
1982327740  
1983322720  
1984276869  
1985287871  
1986290846  
1987258982  
19882381,102  
19892481,078  
19902181,315  
19912151,355  
19921651,835  
19931621,927  
19941572,058  
19951482,186  
19961272,507  
19971222,614  
19981282,581  
19991322,474  
20001222,740  
20011232,823  
2002923,511  
2003873,707  
2004843,703  
Totals:  58,348 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Jocelyn as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Jocelyn appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 74 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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