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509k
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Joyce

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Little lord
  • #124 All Time
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How popular is the name "Joyce" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 7 7 0
1883 6 6 0
1885 7 7 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 12 12 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 17 17 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 14 14 0
1893 20 20 0
1894 22 22 0
1895 29 29 0
1896 37 37 0
1897 27 27 0
1898 40 40 0
1899 45 45 0
1900 64 59 5
1901 43 43 0
1902 69 69 0
1903 73 73 0
1904 56 56 0
1905 87 80 7
1906 78 78 0
1907 86 80 6
1908 110 105 5
1909 96 96 0
1910 135 135 0
1911 143 136 7
1912 236 222 14
1913 284 273 11
1914 474 456 18
1915 677 640 37
1916 782 746 36
1917 1,061 1,017 44
1918 1,307 1,261 46
1919 1,301 1,255 46
1920 1,585 1,523 62
1921 1,894 1,841 53
1922 2,055 2,015 40
1923 2,709 2,670 39
1924 3,583 3,532 51 #83 girl name
1925 4,407 4,364 43 #59 girl name
1926 5,760 5,706 54 #44 girl name
1927 6,758 6,680 78 #35 girl name
1928 7,309 7,242 67 #30 girl name
1929 8,672 8,596 76 #23 girl name
1930 9,735 9,659 76 #18 girl name
1931 10,659 10,575 84 #15 girl name
1932 11,453 11,362 91 #12 girl name
1933 11,250 11,191 59 #12 girl name
1934 11,531 11,462 69 #12 girl name
1935 11,450 11,364 86 #12 girl name
1936 12,059 11,987 72 #12 girl name
1937 11,894 11,808 86 #11 girl name
1938 12,765 12,693 72 #11 girl name
1939 13,455 13,393 62 #12 girl name
1940 14,884 14,801 83 #13 girl name
1941 15,743 15,677 66 #13 girl name
1942 16,806 16,727 79 #13 girl name
1943 16,567 16,486 81 #16 girl name
1944 14,834 14,770 64 #18 girl name
1945 13,997 13,951 46 #18 girl name
1946 15,270 15,213 57 #20 girl name
1947 15,955 15,910 45 #20 girl name
1948 14,413 14,378 35 #21 girl name
1949 13,612 13,574 38 #26 girl name
1950 13,445 13,417 28 #27 girl name
1951 13,501 13,468 33 #28 girl name
1952 13,161 13,126 35 #27 girl name
1953 12,814 12,785 29 #26 girl name
1954 12,117 12,086 31 #28 girl name
1955 11,297 11,271 26 #29 girl name
1956 11,125 11,094 31 #30 girl name
1957 10,184 10,149 35 #40 girl name
1958 9,058 9,031 27 #46 girl name
1959 8,542 8,511 31 #50 girl name
1960 7,776 7,750 26 #58 girl name
1961 7,028 7,004 24 #62 girl name
1962 6,120 6,093 27 #74 girl name
1963 5,243 5,224 19 #84 girl name
1964 4,875 4,860 15 #87 girl name
1965 4,142 4,129 13 #89 girl name
1966 3,407 3,397 10 #101 girl name
1967 2,955 2,940 15
1968 2,513 2,496 17
1969 2,243 2,231 12
1970 2,044 2,031 13
1971 1,706 1,692 14
1972 1,361 1,352 9
1973 1,237 1,230 7
1974 1,264 1,264 0
1975 1,127 1,127 0
1976 948 948 0
1977 853 846 7
1978 779 774 5
1979 739 739 0
1980 738 730 8
1981 694 687 7
1982 663 663 0
1983 636 636 0
1984 593 593 0
1985 542 537 5
1986 550 536 14
1987 569 561 8
1988 475 475 0
1989 500 489 11
1990 517 512 5
1991 445 445 0
1992 439 439 0
1993 429 423 6
1994 374 374 0
1995 376 371 5
1996 349 342 7
1997 331 331 0
1998 332 332 0
1999 337 337 0
2000 366 361 5
2001 368 368 0
2002 356 356 0
2003 345 345 0
2004 350 344 6
2005 324 324 0
2006 325 325 0
2007 346 341 5
2008 318 318 0
2009 287 287 0
2010 302 302 0
2011 263 263 0
2012 300 294 6
2013 332 327 5
2014 356 349 7

Want to know about the populiarty of Joyce? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 508,976 babies born with the name Joyce in the United States. That's more than enough Joyces to occupy the country of Cape Verde with an estimated population of 491,875 (as of June 16, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Joyce" was in 1942 with a total of 16,727 babies. (That's a lot of baby Joyces)

According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joyce" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 36 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 11,531 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Joyce popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Joyce" mean? The list below shows the origins of Joyce as well as things modernly associated with the name Joyce such as celebrities named Joyce.

English

Origin and Meaning of Joyce

The name "Joyce" is of English origin, and it means "Little lord". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Joyce DeWitt

Joyce DeWitt is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to present. Joyce was born in 1949 as Joyce Anne DeWitt in Wheeling, West VirginiaUnited States.

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Joyce Giraud

Joyce Giraud is a pageant titleholder. Joyce was born in 1975 as Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.

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Joyce Randolph

Joyce Randolph is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1949 to 2000. Joyce was born in 1925 as Joyce Sirola in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Joyce Tang

Joyce Tang is an actress. Joyce was born in 1974.

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Joyce de Troch

Joyce was born in 1974.

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Joyce Compton

Joyce was born in 1907 as Olivia Joyce Compton in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jolly, the fun side!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ecyoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ocyje". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Joyce born Jun 15, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Joyce

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