Joyce

Joyce - A very unique female name



  Dec 07,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Joyce, meaning merry, joyous, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #340. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Joyce and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Joyce? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Joyce. The baby girl name Joyce was given to 237 baby girls in 2012, ranking #902 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,963 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Joyce peaked in popularity 82 years ago in 1937 on position 11.



Famous with this name

Ella Joyce
Joyce Eliason
Joyce Godenzi


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Joyce is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Joyce is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #345 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,528.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Joyce is where you live.


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Joyce origin and meaning

Joyce is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means merry, joyous. To see famous people named Joyce, pop culture references for the name Joyce and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Joyce

We've found the following names that sound similar to Joyce, sorted by popularity.

Jessica / Jo / Jessie / Joy / Jackie / Josie / Joe / Jesse / Jaycee / Jacey /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012902
2011984
2010880
2009933
2008888
2007836
2006842
2005816
2004763
2003769
2002711
2001689
2000670
1999681
1998673
1997667
1996656
1995596
1994605
1993565
1992551
1991511
1990480
1989474
1988480
1987405
1986412
1985416
1984379
1983355
1982357
1981339
1980334
1979323
1978299
1977285
1976246
1975221
1974201
1973208
1972203
1971182
1970163
1969147
1968128
1967116
1966101
196590
196487
196384
196274
196162
196058
195950
195846
195740
195630
195529
195428
195326
195227
195128
195027
194926
194821
194720
194620
194518
194418
194316
194213
194113
194013
193912
193811
193711
193612
193512
193412
193312
193212
193115
193018
192923
192830
192735
192644
192559
192483
1923104
1922126
1921137
1920153
1919171
1918170
1917185
1916221
1915236
1914247
1913284
1912317
1911370
1910340

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York345
Massachusetts577
New Jersey610
Indiana632
California680
Virginia698
Maryland802
Wisconsin855
Pennsylvania877
Texas882
Arizona1178
Georgia1367
North Carolina1456
Florida1481
Ohio1511
Illinois1528

Even more about Joyce


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Joyce a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Joyce?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1937
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Joyce
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,963
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +237

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