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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Joyce, James Joyce, James Augustine Aloysius Joycenoun

    influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941)


  1. Joycenoun

    An English and Irish patronymic surname.

  2. Joycenoun

    A female given name from the Celtic languages, associated by folk etymology with joy and rejoice.

  3. Etymology: Medieval English given name from Old French Josse, name of a seventh century saint Latinized as Jodocus, from Breton Iodoc, diminutive of iudh ("lord"), from Proto-Celtic *yowdos.[1]


  1. Joyce

    Joyce Silveira Moreno, commonly known as Joyce is a Brazilian singer/songwriter, as well as an accomplished guitarist and arranger. She was born in Rio de Janeiro on 31 January 1948. As of 2009, Joyce started using her full name, Joyce Moreno, for her future releases.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JOYCE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Joyce is ranked #1022 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Joyce surname appeared 34,132 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Joyce.

    87.8% or 29,978 total occurrences were White.
    7.8% or 2,673 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 655 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 512 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 236 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 75 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Joyce' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3258

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Joyce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Joyce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Joyce in a Sentence

  1. Rob Joyce:

    We've seen them actively use disruptive effects around the globe. And we've seen evidence of prepositioning against Rob Joyce critical infrastructure, all things that can't be tolerated and we need to work against.

  2. Joyce Bulifant:

    Allen Ludden were so supportive of each other’s careers, and I knew how much she loved him. She talked about him all the time. What Allen Ludden had was special, and she always remembered that. I wish I knew what Allen Ludden secret was. I would be Joyce Bulifant. But you know, I was also lucky to be married to the love of my life. And I think she felt the same way. She was lucky and she knew it. Because not everyone has that.

  3. Joyce Bulifant:

    Oh my goodness, Joyce Bulifant was such a great animal lover, joyce Bulifant contributed to so many causes for both little creatures and big creatures. Joyce Bulifant felt they always needed to be taken care of. Joyce Bulifant did a wonderful, wonderful job with that. And Joyce Bulifant treated human beings the same way.

  4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    They would kill (tailor Joyce) Mitchell's husband, and then get in the car and drive to Mexico on the theory that Mitchell was in love with one or both of them.

  5. Nadine Gordimer:

    Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.

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