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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joslyn

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  1. A female given name, a modern spelling variant of Jocelyn.

Notable Persons Named Joslyn

Joslyn was born on December 16th, 1954.

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Joslyn Tinkle is a basketball player for the Sydney Uni Flames and Seattle Storm in the Women's National Basketball League. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Joslyn was born on December 29th, 1990 in Stockholm.

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Joslyn was born on April 18th, 1959.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joslyn

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, freethinker, author, abolitionism in the united states, and freethought. Matilda was given the name Matilda Electa Joslyn on March 24th, 1826 in Cicero, New York, U.S. She left this life on March 18th, 1898.

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Allyn Joslyn was an actor. He was most active from 1918 to 1973. Allyn was born on July 21st, 1901 in Milford, Pennsylvania. He passed away on January 21st, 1981.

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Betsy Joslyn is a theatre, film, television, actor, stage, and televisionactress. Betsy was born on April 19th, 1954 in Staten Island.

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Cliff was born in 1963.

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Maynard was born on July 7th, 1904 in Russia. He breathed his last breath on November 28th, 1984.

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Roger Joslyn is a soccer player for the Colchester United F.C., Aldershot F.C., Watford F.C., and Reading F.C. Roger was born on May 7th, 1950 in Colchester. Roger is also known as Joslyn and Roger Douglas William.

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How popular is the baby name Joslyn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1930 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1943 8 8 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 8 8 0
1950 26 26 0
1951 42 42 0
1952 43 43 0
1953 41 41 0
1954 44 44 0
1955 50 50 0
1956 57 57 0
1957 40 40 0
1958 39 39 0
1959 26 26 0
1960 24 24 0
1961 29 29 0
1962 29 29 0
1963 30 30 0
1964 12 12 0
1965 22 22 0
1966 17 17 0
1967 14 14 0
1968 22 22 0
1969 32 32 0
1970 32 32 0
1971 30 30 0
1972 31 31 0
1973 31 31 0
1974 42 42 0
1975 27 27 0
1976 57 52 5
1977 129 123 6
1978 106 101 5
1979 78 78 0
1980 84 84 0
1981 94 94 0
1982 96 96 0
1983 94 94 0
1984 99 94 5
1985 86 86 0
1986 83 83 0
1987 88 88 0
1988 115 115 0
1989 121 121 0
1990 151 151 0
1991 126 126 0
1992 135 135 0
1993 134 134 0
1994 161 161 0
1995 143 143 0
1996 201 194 7
1997 178 178 0
1998 189 189 0
1999 180 180 0
2000 182 182 0
2001 210 210 0
2002 294 294 0
2003 317 317 0
2004 323 323 0
2005 372 372 0
2006 398 398 0
2007 420 420 0
2008 420 420 0
2009 432 432 0
2010 460 460 0
2011 446 446 0
2012 415 415 0
2013 383 383 0
2014 315 315 0
2015 321 321 0
2016 279 279 0
2017 284 284 0

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Popularity of Joslyn as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joslyn U.S.
  White 91.40% 64.26%
  African American 2.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joslyn

People with the last name Joslyn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Joslyn

  • How Popular is the name Joslyn? Joslyn is the 2,492nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Joslyn was the 12,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Joslyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,072 babies born with the first name Joslyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joslyn to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joslyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1930 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Joslyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joslyn is Friday, April 14th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Joslyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joslyn was in 2010 with a total of 460 babies.
  • Random Joslyn Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joslyn ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 23 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Joslyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylsoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ysnjol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joslyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,581 people with the last name Joslyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joslyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Joslyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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