The name Joplin is a girl's name of English origin meaning "the afflicted". Joplin and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Used as a first name for a handful of girls every year, Joplin could be seen as a distant cousin of other -lin names, like Caitlin, Brooklyn and Braelynn. We think it works even better as a musical middle name possibility for fans of Janis... or Scott. Both great connections -- albeit very different from one another.Joplin is also the name of a Missouri city known for being a stopover for the real-life Bonnie and Clyde and deadly tornados in both 1970 and 2011. Afflicted is right.