Joyce Name Meaning & Origin
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.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Joyce? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Joyce
Contribute your knowledge to the name Joyce
- 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
Not a bad name, but nobody names their kids Joyce any more. But it's an ok name for moms and grandmothers.
- 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
- 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 Simdars Rantz, is the wife of famous Washington American rower Joe Rantz.
- Joyce in song, story & screen: | Edit
Joyce Summers, character on TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Joyce Blythe, Anne and Gilbert’s daughter who lived only one day on “Anne’s House of Dreams”, a book in the series “Anne of Green Gables”