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The Gaelic surname Joyce/Seoige comes from the Welsh word, "sais", meaning a Saxon or English person.
Amatire  6/24/2005
Joyce is the name of Buffy Summers' (the vampire slayer) mother.
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
Joyce Grenfell was a British film and television actress, comedienne, and singer-songwriter.

James Joyce was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Joyce Maynard is a writer who became famous for her relationship with J. D. Salinger.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
This is my Grandma's name! I like the name Joyce, not as simple as Joy! What a joy!
Miamaya  3/3/2006
Connotation for the name Joyce means "merry".
― Anonymous User  4/10/2006
Joyce Meyer is a bearer of this name.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
It is English and it means joyful. It is only meant for girls. A similiar girl's name is Joy.
emiliana94  8/5/2006
No, and no you are completely wrong about the origin and original gender.
Mackadal  1/25/2009
Jesse McCartney's little sister's name is Lea Joyce McCartney.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2006
It is becoming too popular in Hong Kong. I have known 4 Joyces already.
sanchee  11/17/2006
Joyce Carol Oates is one of my favourite American authors. She is a great and prolific writer.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2007
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) is a fairly well-known bearer of this name. A poet, journalist, lecturist, literary critic, and editor, he is perhaps best known for his poem "Trees." American actor Val Kilmer is a second cousin.
MaidenOfGrace  10/4/2007
Joyce is beautiful masculine name. :-))
Maggie_Simpson  11/20/2007
Nicknames I have seen or heard used for female Joyces are Joy and Joybell(e).
nafer1  1/14/2008
I hate this name for a boy. It's too feminine. Cute middle name for a little girl though.
jasmineenimsaj  3/4/2008
Joyce Roche is a famous bearer. She is a nonprofit director and is included in the new book In Their Shoes written by Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
Joyce is the name of the actress, Angelica Joyce Mandy, who plays Gabrielle Delacour in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'
Laerke  4/8/2008
What it doesn't say here is that Joyce is also Irish.
In my preference it makes a better surname.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2008
It sounds hopelessly old-fashioned, and I dislike most names ending in 's' or the sound.
slight night shiver  4/25/2008
Joyce sounds light and happy!
― Anonymous User  5/24/2008
It's a wonderful, timeless name for a girl. But I don't see how it became masculine.
DeeDee153  8/12/2008
A male bearer of this name in fairly recent times was Joyce Gold, who edited the "Naval Chronicle" in England during the early nineteenth century.
Jonquil  9/1/2008
It sounds a little old for my tastes, but I love it as a middle name.
Curlytop78  9/29/2009
Disagree that it died out after the 14th century: there are plenty of examples of it in records all through the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in England.
Pie  11/21/2009
The founder of Hallmark Cards name is Joyce Hall (man).
kurtlugervern  11/23/2009
Jane Seymour's birth name is Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.
Liesl  8/20/2010
Jocasta "Joyce" Culpeper (c. 1408-1531) was the mother of the ill-fated Catherine Howard, King Henry VIII's fifth queen.
New_Chloe  12/7/2010
I didn't know this was masculine as well as feminine. I think it's pretty for a girl, but not a boy.
Joy12  5/7/2011
Just makes me think of some poised old woman. Although I think the name Joy is really cute.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2014
I like it for a boy! Makes me think of James Joyce, author (which is not a bad name itself).
silly_rabbit  9/17/2015
I find this name to be just plain ugly. It sounds too much of an old bag's name to me.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2016
Joyce we Witt, actress.
Eileen1209864  6/8/2016
Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927-2013), a television personality and newspaper advice columnist.
pukeko  12/13/2016
The name Joyce was given to 385 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Joyce are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Joyce Sachiko Tsunoda is an American college administrator. She is the "first Asian American woman to serve as the chancellor of a multi-campus community college system". Tsunoda was born in Osaka, Japan in 1938. Her father, Yukio Nishimura, was a professional baseball player with the Hanshin Tigers, and her mother, Edith Sueko Higashi, was a Hawaiian Nisei. She has three younger sisters. In addition to serving as chancellor of the University of Hawaii community colleges chancellor, she has been a special adviser on international affairs to the university.
cutenose  7/10/2017
Once I met a girl with a very kreatyve variant of this name: Johiz.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2017
Joyce Blythe is the name of Anne and Gilbert's first child. She does not survive and dies in infancy.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018

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