Gender: Female Meaning of Joplin: "the afflicted" Origin of Joplin: English surname related to Job

Joplin Origin and Meaning

The name Joplin is a girl's name of English origin meaning "the afflicted".

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.

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indiefendi2 Says:


I would like this if I didn't think Janis Joplin was a horrible singer.

Sarah8 Says:


Hehe, this name is bringing back memories of summer camp. :) It was the name of my cabin.