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  1. (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus

Ancient Greek Ἰοκάστη (Iokástē)

  1. (Greek mythology) The mother and wife of Oedipus.
  2. (rare) A female given name.

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Fun Facts about the name Jocasta

  • How Popular is the name Jocasta? Jocasta is the 75,422nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jocasta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Jocasta in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jocasta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Jocasta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jocasta was in 1956 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jocasta: Your name in reverse order is Atsacoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaojcts. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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