Joyce Friday in the US

  1. #6,085,172 Joyce Frenzel
  2. #6,085,173 Joyce Fretwell
  3. #6,085,174 Joyce Frevert
  4. #6,085,175 Joyce Friar
  5. #6,085,176 Joyce Friday
  6. #6,085,177 Joyce Fridley
  7. #6,085,178 Joyce Frix
  8. #6,085,179 Joyce Fuerst
  9. #6,085,180 Joyce Fullilove
people in the U.S. have this name View Joyce Friday 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.
Americanized form of German or Jewish Freitag; in some cases the surname may be the much rarer English cognate, from Old English friggandæg ‘Friday’, which Reaney suggests may also have been used to denote a person with a gloomy disposition.
4,833rd in the U.S.

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