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Joyce Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Joyce is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Joyce is "joyous, cheerful, merry".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 797  in baby name popularity for girls with 349 occurrences.  It ranked 10083 in popular baby names for boys with 7 occurrences. 

View the Joyce Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Joyce has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Joyce to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Joyce include Joisse.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Joyce Brothers, Joyce DeWitt.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Joyce in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Joyce.

Just for fun, see the name Joyce in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Joyce in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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