Joyce

Derived from the male personal name "Josce" which was ultimately taken from "Iodoc" that was used by a 7th century Breton saint. The surname may have originated from "Judocus" and the feminine form may have gotten its start from "Jocosa." It was considered a literary name during the 19th century and hit it's stride with parents from the mid 1920s to the mid 1960s when it ranked among the top 100. Family psychologist and advice columnist, Dr. Joyce Brothers, is a famous bearer. , Merry

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Joyce DeWitt (actress)
Joyce Carol Oates (author)
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