Joyce Amador in the US

  1. #4,638,628 Joyce Aldana
  2. #4,638,629 Joyce Alfaro
  3. #4,638,630 Joyce Alonso
  4. #4,638,631 Joyce Alonzo
  5. #4,638,632 Joyce Amador
  6. #4,638,633 Joyce Amodeo
  7. #4,638,634 Joyce Amstutz
  8. #4,638,635 Joyce Andreasen
  9. #4,638,636 Joyce Angle
people in the U.S. have this name View Joyce Amador on Whitepages Raquote 8eaf5625ec32ed20c5da940ab047b4716c67167dcd9a0f5bb5d4f458b009bf3b

Meaning & Origins

Apparently from the Norman male name Josce (Middle English Josse), which in turn is from Jodocus, a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, meaning ‘lord’, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint. The name was in use in England among Breton followers of William the Conqueror. However, although this was fairly common as a male given name in the Middle Ages, it had virtually died out by the 14th century. There is evidence of its use as a girl's name from the 16th century onwards in parishes with strong Puritan links, which suggests that it may have been associated with the vocabulary word joy; see Joy. It was strongly revived in the 19th century under the influence of popular fiction. It is borne by characters in Mrs Henry Wood's East Lynne (1861) and Edna Lyall's In the Golden Days (1885). Modern use may well have been influenced also by the common Irish surname derived from the medieval Norman male name. See also Joss.
98th in the U.S.
Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan: from a medieval personal name, Latin Amator ‘lover (i.e. of God)’, from amare ‘to love’. As a personal name it was particularly popular in the 16th century, having been borne by various saints.
2,310th in the U.S.

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