Jocasta

Pronounced jo KAS tuh OR yo KAS tuh
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About the name Jocasta

In Greek myth, Jocasta was the mother or Oedipus who unwittingly married him after he slew his father. The name may mean "light-hearted" or "playful". I have also seen "shining moon" though it doesn't fit with what I know of ancient Greek names, but this meaning may refer to the fact that one of the moons of Jupiter is named Jocasta.

Related Names

Yokaste, Yocasta, Jocaste, Iocaste, Iocasta

Origin
Mediterranean
Greek

myth, literature

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