Joyce Eisen in the US

  1. #4,638,850 Joyce Eder
  2. #4,638,851 Joyce Edgington
  3. #4,638,852 Joyce Ehrhart
  4. #4,638,853 Joyce Eilers
  5. #4,638,854 Joyce Eisen
  6. #4,638,855 Joyce Eklund
  7. #4,638,856 Joyce Eldred
  8. #4,638,857 Joyce Ellenburg
  9. #4,638,858 Joyce Elston
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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.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German īsen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.
10,997th in the U.S.

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