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What does Loyce mean?

Loyce Pronunciation of Loyce [loyce] as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and the meaning of the name Loyce is "lord". Loyce is a variant form of Joyce (Latin): from the Norman male name Josce.


4 relations via Joyce: Joice, Joycie, Joyse and Joysel.

Creative forms:
(female) Lece, Loyle, ..

(male) Loyder, Loyle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Loyce Rylie (L.R.), ..

How popular is Loyce?

Loyce is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2248 out of 4276, Top 53%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Loyce was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #755 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loyce name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Loyce outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only other prominent alternative form of Loyce rated in the Top 2000 is Joyce (#838 the previous year). Other variants, like Joycie, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Loyce was common 85 years ago (adoption of 1.4%) and is now significantly reduced, with the form Joyce becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loyce, Joyce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Loyce and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Loyce is alike in pronunciation to Lace, Leece, Leese, Liese, Lise, Lize, Lois, Loise, Louise, Lowise, Loyise, Luce, Luise, Lys, Lyse, Lyz and Lyzz. Other recommended names are Alyce, Bryce, Cayce, Douce, Elyce, Kayce, Laycie, Layne, Loire, Lonee, Lonie, Loree, Lorie, Lorne, Lotie, Lotte, Love, Loyda, Roice and Royce. These names tend to be less commonly used than Loyce.

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