The name Joyce is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "merry, joyous". Joyce is ranked #947 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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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