Joyce Name Meaning & Origin

Joyce

Pronunciation: JOYS (key)

Origin of the name Joyce:

Evolution of the obsolete Jocosa, which is derived from the Latin jocosa (merry, happy). Originally a male name, Joyce is now more commonly bestowed upon females.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Joyce: | Edit

Joyce has become a universally applied name worldwide. It's feasibility has transcended continental borders to become heard of in many parts of Asia. Joyce is a wonderful name! =D

Personal experiences with the name Joyce: | Edit

This is my mom's name and she is such a joyful person!

There is a very annoying, skinny, buck-toothed, blond, superficial girl that I work with named Joyce and I can't stand her, or the name since Ive met her. Not to be too negative or anything. I get along with everyone, she just gets on my nerves. She is one of those people that talks unneccessarily loud about herself to make sure everyone hears her.

Nicknames for Joyce: | Edit

Joycie, Joey, Joe, Jo, Jocey (pronounce: joe-see)

Meanings and history of the name Joyce: | Edit

bringing happiness

Famous real-life people named Joyce: | Edit

Dr. Joyce Brothers, advice columnist and TV psychologist
Joyce DeWitt, American actress who played Janet on "Three's Company"
Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist
Joyce Kilmer, American Catholic poet ("Trees"), WWI soldier
Joyce Kilmer is a guy (I think)

Joyce in song, story & screen: | Edit

Joyce Summers, character on TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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