Joyce Unruh in the US

  1. #3,429,009 Joyce Truax
  2. #3,429,010 Joyce Tullis
  3. #3,429,011 Joyce Turnipseed
  4. #3,429,012 Joyce Twitty
  5. #3,429,013 Joyce Unruh
  6. #3,429,014 Joyce Utterback
  7. #3,429,015 Joyce Uyeda
  8. #3,429,016 Joyce Vallone
  9. #3,429,017 Joyce Vanburen
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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: 1. nickname for a restless or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German unrouwe, unrāwa ‘unrest’, ‘disturbance’. 2. habitational name from places called Unruh, in East Prussia, or Unrow. 3. nickname for a careless or casual person, from Middle High German unruoch ‘careless’, ‘negligent’.
4,580th in the U.S.

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