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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Joyce
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Joyce in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Joyce:
Records indicate that 1,762 boys in the United States have been named Joyce since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1932, when 90 people in the U.S. were given the name Joyce. Those people are now 86 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Joyce
Based on the comments submitted below
1 Positive Comment
"i used to hate it but now i really love it. it's a rare name, i feel special" Apr. 15, 2009:
2 Negative Comments
"JOYCE IS A GRANNY NAME NOT A GRANDFATHER NAME
ENOUGH SAID. WHAT BOY WOULD EVER WANT TO BE BURDEN WITH A FEMININE, PRISSY NAME? YOU HONESTLY WANT TO MAKE HIM A TARGET FOR BULLYING? BECAUSE NAMING HIM "JOYCE" WILL MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR HIM. ITS JUST BORDERLINE STUPID TO NAME A BOY JOYCE AND SUICIDAL.
OTHER MALE TURNED GIRL NAMES TO USE!" Dec. 29, 2014:
"It's bad enough on a girl today, let alone a boy! Whoever would want to these days be named after the late Joyce Grenfell or any of the other Joyces of this world? It's a granny name, not a grandad name! No wonder Joyce Grenfell was definitely a woman as opposed to Joyce Kilmer who wrote "Trees" in 1913" Dec. 8, 2006:
7 Neutral Comments
"JI am a man and Joyce is my middle name. I am a Junior, named after my father. Joyce was his mother's middle name." Nov. 9, 2018:
"Joyce , this name is some dictionary like oxford said only for female, joyce name is use for male and female from ancient times to now adays . Why new generation making for female name? It can't be say just for female. Because it began from a long time ago. Oxford dictionary must correct the explanation of Joyce . It will unisex name forever" Jul. 21, 2015:
"It is unisex name like ashley and alexis but some dictionary defined only female name. I hope them to correct their dictionary next edition" Feb. 9, 2014:
"I am a friend of Stephnie and just viweed her pictures and a lot more. I just wanted to let you know that your work is absolutely wonderful! As soon as I am able to, I plan on contacting you for a photo shoot. Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful, that's all I can say!Diane Sawyer" Jun. 16, 2013:
"my friend name is joicy.but she is not enjoy in life." Mar. 4, 2009:
"it is my name.i rarely use it because i prefer using its short form i.e Joy instead.i only use it in official matters" Jul. 13, 2007:
"I get pretty good responce with this name. People have big expectations of me and project me as sucessfull and a self- starter. It's almost rare that I find anyone with this name except in the Northeast and Mid-west areas of the U.S." Jan. 21, 2006:
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