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Joyce

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Latin
"merry, joyous"

Joyce Origin and Meaning

The name Joyce is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "merry, joyous".
Once a boy name, this name took off for girls during the mid-twentieth century, when it spent 1930 to 1947 in the Top 20. Now, it's one of the girls' names starting with Jleast likely to make a comeback any time soon.

Joyce has a long history as a surname, perhaps most prominently connected to James Joyce, author of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.
# 983 in the US

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Famous People Named Joyce

  • Joyce Carol OatesAmerican novelist
  • Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenbergbirth name of Jane Seymour, English actress
  • (Pauline) Joyce MeyerAmerican Christian TV personality and author
  • Joyce Mary JacobsAustralian actress
  • Joyce Irene GrenfellEnglish actress
  • Joyce Benignia Van PattenAmerican actress, sister of Dick Van Patten
  • Joyce CareyEnglish actress
  • Joyce Hilda Banda4th President of Malawi
  • Joyce Anne DeWittAmerican actress
  • Joyce DiDonatoAmerican operatic mezzo,soprano
  • Joyce Chu (Zhu Ai)Malaysian pop singer
  • Joyce Collins BulifantAmerican actress
  • Joyce Diane BrothersAmerican psychologist and TV personality
  • Joyce Hila HattoEnglish pianist
  • Joyce Anne BarrAmerican diplomat
  • Joyce MansourEgyptian,French Surrealist poet
  • Joyce VanceAmerican attorney and TV correspondent
  • (Daphne) Joyce MaynardAmerican novelist
  • Yootha Joyce (Needham)English actress

Joyce in Pop Culture

  • Joyce "Joy" Blythecharacter in the "Anne of Green Gables" series
  • Dr. Joyce Reardoncharacter in "Rose Red"
  • Joyce SummersBuffy's mother on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Joyce Humphriesoriginal name of Ellen Love on British TV series "Mr. Selfridge"
  • Joyce Davenportcharacter on TV's "Hill Street Blues"
  • Joyce Byerscharacter on TV's "Stranger Things"

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