Joyce Menna in the US

  1. #5,263,661 Joyce Meader
  2. #5,263,662 Joyce Meagher
  3. #5,263,663 Joyce Meaux
  4. #5,263,664 Joyce Medders
  5. #5,263,665 Joyce Menna
  6. #5,263,666 Joyce Mercurio
  7. #5,263,667 Joyce Merriam
  8. #5,263,668 Joyce Mertens
  9. #5,263,669 Joyce Mesa
people in the U.S. have this name View Joyce Menna 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.
Italian: 1. from the personal name Menna, from Greek Mēnas (see Mena). In Italian it came to be treated as a feminine name; so, for example, the place name Santamenna in Salerno, is recorded in the masculine form Santomenna until the end of the 8th century. 2. variant of Menno, a reduced form of the personal name Domenico (see Domingo).
24,178th in the U.S.

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