Joyce Name Meaning

English and Irish: from the Breton personal name Iodoc, a diminutive of iudh ‘lord’, introduced by the Normans in the form Josse. Iodoc was the name of a Breton prince and saint, the brother of Iudicael (see Jewell), whose fame helped to spread the name through France and western Europe and, after the Norman Conquest, England as well. The name was occasionally borne also by women in the Middle Ages, but was predominantly a male name, by contrast with the present usage.

List of People with Surname Joyce

Based on our public records, there are a total of 9,121 people with the surname Joyce. Among these people surnamed Joyce, there are approximately 1,139 distinct names, with an average of 8 people who share the same name. Paul Joyce, Linda Joyce and Susan Joyce are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Joyce, with 60, 45 and 45 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that North Carolina has the most people surnamed Joyce, with a total of 884 people, and there are a total of 472 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Joyce, with a total of 667 people and an average of 416 distinct names.