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Joyce Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Joyce?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Joyce, ranked the 836th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Joyce has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #11 was reached for the first time in 1937 and as recently as 1938.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1942 with 16,726 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Joyce in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1886.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Joyce occurred roughly during the years 1887-1890, 1891-1896, 1897-1900, 1904-1932, and 1935-1942, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1951-1977.

Sometimes the name Joyce has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

For a number of years, the name Joyce has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Joyce has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Joyce?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The name Joyce still has a solid footing and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Joyce is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Joyce (Girl)Joyce (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 323 836 6 11,382
2016 385 737 5 13,126
2015 332 842 8 9,124
2014 352 797 7 10,130
2013 328 819 5 13,022
2012 296 890 6 11,472
2011 263 976 < 5 --
2010 303 874 < 5 --
2009 287 932 < 5 --
2008 318 876 < 5 --
2007 341 838 5 13,340
2006 325 830 < 5 --
2005 324 799 < 5 --
2004 344 758 6 10,622
2003 345 740 < 5 --
2002 358 700 < 5 --
2001 369 677 < 5 --
2000 361 669 5 11,255
1999 337 676 < 5 --
1998 332 685 < 5 --
1997 331 663 < 5 --
1996 343 651 7 7,535
1995 371 605 5 9,548
1994 374 601 < 5 --
1993 423 563 6 8,125
1992 440 536 < 5 --
1991 445 525 < 5 --
1990 512 478 5 8,769
1989 490 481 11 4,654
1988 475 481 < 5 --
1987 561 406 8 5,199
1986 537 410 14 3,345
1985 537 416 5 7,048
1984 593 382 < 5 --
1983 636 357 < 5 --
1982 662 354 < 5 --
1981 687 341 7 5,195
1980 730 330 8 4,719
1979 739 320 < 5 --
1978 775 298 5 6,278
1977 847 282 7 4,847
1976 948 248 < 5 --
1975 1,126 220 < 5 --
1974 1,263 201 < 5 --
1973 1,228 209 7 4,284
1972 1,351 206 9 3,473
1971 1,691 183 14 2,624
1970 2,031 164 13 2,678
1969 2,230 148 12 2,619
1968 2,496 128 17 1,993
1967 2,942 116 15 2,085
1966 3,396 101 10 2,707
1965 4,130 89 14 2,217
1964 4,860 87 14 2,257
1963 5,224 84 19 1,865
1962 6,093 74 27 1,530
1961 7,002 62 24 1,667
1960 7,752 58 26 1,606
1959 8,514 50 31 1,424
1958 9,031 46 27 1,520
1957 10,149 40 35 1,332
1956 11,092 30 31 1,398
1955 11,275 29 26 1,521
1954 12,090 28 31 1,367
1953 12,794 26 28 1,444
1952 13,125 27 36 1,234
1951 13,472 28 33 1,286
1950 13,416 27 28 1,380
1949 13,571 26 38 1,154
1948 14,379 21 35 1,224
1947 15,910 20 45 1,087
1946 15,211 20 57 873
1945 13,951 18 46 957
1944 14,769 18 64 785
1943 16,486 16 81 716
1942 16,726 13 79 725
1941 15,681 13 66 768
1940 14,800 13 83 669
1939 13,394 12 62 773
1938 12,693 11 72 723
1937 11,809 11 86 634
1936 11,989 12 72 704
1935 11,367 12 86 633
1934 11,460 12 69 737
1933 11,191 12 59 804
1932 11,362 12 91 625
1931 10,580 15 84 652
1930 9,658 18 76 727
1929 8,596 23 76 719
1928 7,242 30 67 801
1927 6,685 35 78 743
1926 5,706 44 54 924
1925 4,365 59 43 1,061
1924 3,532 83 51 989
1923 2,670 104 39 1,149
1922 2,016 126 40 1,128
1921 1,840 137 53 963
1920 1,523 153 62 870
1919 1,255 173 46 1,005
1918 1,261 170 46 991
1917 1,017 185 44 991
1916 746 221 36 1,086
1915 640 238 37 1,061
1914 456 248 18 1,465
1913 273 290 11 1,743
1912 222 305 14 1,316
1911 136 339 7 1,471
1910 135 338 < 5 --
1909 96 378 < 5 --
1908 105 350 5 1,505
1907 80 396 6 1,265
1906 77 393 < 5 --
1905 80 379 7 1,037
1904 56 430 < 5 --
1903 73 374 < 5 --
1902 69 379 < 5 --
1901 43 454 < 5 --
1900 59 435 5 1,410
1899 45 435 < 5 --
1898 40 488 < 5 --
1897 27 589 < 5 --
1896 37 481 < 5 --
1895 29 553 < 5 --
1894 22 635 < 5 --
1893 20 651 < 5 --
1892 14 814 < 5 --
1891 17 652 < 5 --
1890 17 657 < 5 --
1889 12 774 < 5 --
1888 11 816 < 5 --
1887 7 990 < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 7 875 < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 6 869 < 5 --
1882 7 773 < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.