Joyce Maza in the US

  1. #17,178,720 Joyce Maxted
  2. #17,178,721 Joyce Mayall
  3. #17,178,722 Joyce Maygers
  4. #17,178,723 Joyce Mayhill
  5. #17,178,724 Joyce Maza
  6. #17,178,725 Joyce Mazero
  7. #17,178,726 Joyce Maziarz
  8. #17,178,727 Joyce Mazon
  9. #17,178,728 Joyce Mazyck
people in the U.S. have this name View Joyce Maza 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: metonymic occupational name for someone who had a mace as a symbol of office or who carried one in ceremonial possessions, from Spanish maza ‘mace’ (Late Latin mattea, probably of Germanic origin). In some cases it may have been used as a metonymic occupational name for a soldier who used a mace in its original function as a weapon.
16,891st in the U.S.

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