Gender: Female Meaning of Joyce: "merry, joyous" Origin of Joyce: Latin Joyce's Popularity in 2018: #947

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.

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Rank in US: #947

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Pop Culture References for the name Joyce

Joyse, Joice, Joycie


FantasyandPrayer Says:


Joyce is the name of my mich-beloved great aunt, and one of my family members most important to me. Trying to find an honour-name for Joyce though... tricky.

TheRosemaryWest Says:


It's a quite lovely name. I really like how it sounds.

Toronto87 Says:


Joyce is a happy, spunky name to me. I think it would wear well on a baby born now and is a nice alternative to popular snappy names like Quinn.

scblovesnames Says:


My cousins paternal grandmothers name. I really like it. I prefer it as a middle.

MonikerWanderer Says:


This is a very cute name. I think it is awesome and has a great nickname of Joy.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I think Joyce is lovely. I would like to see the name come back into style.

Joyce Says:


My name is Joyce and I hate it, lmao. It's such an old sounding name.

Jinxgirl Says:


I'm surprised anyone is still naming a baby's not a bad name though. It's a good choice for a middle. I named a character Callie Joyce

tori101 Says:


A sweet sounding choice that I think could make a come back