Surname statistics for Joyce

There are approximately 21,598 people named Joyce in the UK. That makes it the 465th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 342 are named Joyce.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21598465N/A342
United Kingdom (1881 census)73545810.025246
Change since 1881+14244+116+0.009+96
Other Countries
United States33843948N/A126


People with the surname Joyce are slightly more likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Joyce are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Liberal Democrat (3)
  3. Conservative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Joyce
John Joyce
David Joyce
Peter Joyce
Stephen Joyce
Paul Joyce
Patrick Joyce
Andrew Joyce
Martin Joyce
James Joyce
Richard Joyce
Anthony Joyce
Thomas Joyce
Christopher Joyce
Mark Joyce
Kevin Joyce
Alan Joyce
Philip Joyce
Robert Joyce
William Joyce

Top female forenames

Susan Joyce
Margaret Joyce
Sarah Joyce
Julie Joyce
Anne Joyce
Angela Joyce
Karen Joyce
Elizabeth Joyce
Christine Joyce
Barbara Joyce
Linda Joyce
Mary Joyce
Patricia Joyce
Emma Joyce
Jennifer Joyce
Helen Joyce
Pamela Joyce
Fiona Joyce
Kathleen Joyce
Jacqueline Joyce


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.