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Gender: Female Origin of Jocasta: Greek, meaning unknown

The name Jocasta is a girl's name of Greek origin. Jocasta and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Jocasta is a mythological name fashionably used in England, but mostly ignored here. She was the mother of Oedipus, King of Thebes, whom he (oops) unwittingly married. If you can ignore that small error in judgment, you'll find an interesting and attractive J name that's neither overused nor terminally dated.

Jocasta is also a moon of Jupiter, and a Cloud Atlas character, playing in the film by Halle Berry.

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Famous People Named Jocasta

Jocasta Odom, contestant on Big Brother 16

Pop Culture References for the name Jocasta

Jocasta , character in the television series 'Rome'
Jocasta Grimstone, old despot in 'The Last and the First' (1971) by Ivy Compton-Burnett
'Jocasta Carr Movie Star,' children's book
Jocasta Bachelor, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Jocasta Nu, character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy
"Jocasta", song by indie band Noah and the Whale
Jocasta Cameron, character in the book series"Outlander"