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Jocelyn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jocelyn?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Jocelyn, ranked the 194th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Jocelyn has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #50 in 2007 with 5,292 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jocelyn was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Jocelyn occurred roughly during the years 1913-1917, 1920-1923, 1924-1929, 1946-1951, 1952-1955, 1974-1977, 1985-1996, 1999-2002, and 2003-2007, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1941-1944, and 2007-2017.

Sometimes the name Jocelyn has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Jocelyn's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Jocelyn for their newborn has dropped significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jocelyn?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a low point.

The name Jocelyn is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Jocelyn (Girl)Jocelyn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,555 194 < 5 --
2017 1,835 163 < 5 --
2016 2,100 147 6 11,350
2015 2,449 133 < 5 --
2014 2,759 115 < 5 --
2013 3,150 99 < 5 --
2012 3,230 93 5 13,139
2011 3,729 70 < 5 --
2010 3,987 65 < 5 --
2009 4,113 71 10 7,968
2008 4,370 67 8 9,392
2007 5,292 50 11 7,323
2006 4,368 73 6 11,281
2005 3,681 87 16 5,147
2004 3,743 85 16 5,110
2003 3,717 87 6 10,177
2002 3,521 92 6 9,982
2001 2,827 123 6 9,851
2000 2,744 122 10 6,553
1999 2,477 132 12 5,478
1998 2,581 128 12 5,288
1997 2,621 122 10 5,849
1996 2,508 127 9 6,226
1995 2,193 148 13 4,648
1994 2,058 157 11 5,260
1993 1,926 162 22 3,091
1992 1,843 164 16 3,833
1991 1,356 215 10 5,276
1990 1,317 217 8 6,100
1989 1,080 248 16 3,529
1988 1,102 238 15 3,434
1987 979 260 7 5,757
1986 851 292 7 5,611
1985 870 287 10 4,193
1984 869 276 6 5,938
1983 724 320 6 5,846
1982 740 327 11 3,805
1981 809 299 7 5,181
1980 761 318 5 6,718
1979 721 324 13 3,254
1978 828 279 7 4,776
1977 938 267 7 4,838
1976 424 455 < 5 --
1975 401 468 5 5,868
1974 389 463 < 5 --
1973 356 493 < 5 --
1972 351 501 < 5 --
1971 396 486 < 5 --
1970 414 484 < 5 --
1969 390 493 < 5 --
1968 324 530 < 5 --
1967 260 593 < 5 --
1966 297 550 < 5 --
1965 292 557 < 5 --
1964 262 625 < 5 --
1963 266 619 < 5 --
1962 223 689 < 5 --
1961 223 703 < 5 --
1960 228 674 < 5 --
1959 241 643 < 5 --
1958 307 559 < 5 --
1957 351 509 < 5 --
1956 404 458 < 5 --
1955 383 463 < 5 --
1954 303 510 < 5 --
1953 309 497 < 5 --
1952 255 535 < 5 --
1951 275 493 < 5 --
1950 137 736 < 5 --
1949 97 900 < 5 --
1948 79 980 < 5 --
1947 72 1,053 < 5 --
1946 69 1,019 < 5 --
1945 72 890 < 5 --
1944 47 1,149 < 5 --
1943 73 910 < 5 --
1942 62 994 < 5 --
1941 60 950 < 5 --
1940 56 961 < 5 --
1939 73 805 < 5 --
1938 44 1,081 < 5 --
1937 50 997 < 5 --
1936 72 798 < 5 --
1935 51 968 < 5 --
1934 75 778 < 5 --
1933 63 846 < 5 --
1932 62 893 < 5 --
1931 85 731 < 5 --
1930 67 887 < 5 --
1929 80 784 < 5 --
1928 64 931 < 5 --
1927 63 956 < 5 --
1926 45 1,140 < 5 --
1925 48 1,112 < 5 --
1924 44 1,194 < 5 --
1923 46 1,135 < 5 --
1922 24 1,755 < 5 --
1921 33 1,420 < 5 --
1920 25 1,680 < 5 --
1919 23 1,718 < 5 --
1918 20 1,921 < 5 --
1917 27 1,452 < 5 --
1916 24 1,559 < 5 --
1915 11 2,616 < 5 --
1914 10 2,343 < 5 --
1913 9 2,235 < 5 --
1912 8 2,245 < 5 --
1911 5 2,664 < 5 --
1910 5 2,592 < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1900 6 1,829 < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.