More info about the name "Joyce"
Joyce originates in Breton and means "of the Lord". It can be used as both feminine and masculine given names, currently it is much more popular for girls in the United States. Saint Joyce was the 7th century Breton prince, hermit and son of the king of Brittany. Joyce functions as a surname as well, the famous bearer being the Irish novelist and author of Ulysses, James Joyce.