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