First name origins & meanings:
- English: Perfect joy
- Old English: Joyous
First name variations: Blis, Blisa, Blisasa, Blys, Blysa, Blyss, Blyssa, Blysse, Blithe, Bligh, Blythe
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English
blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.
- English (of
Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in
Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of
unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named
after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county
from the 13th century.
- German: nickname for a cheerful person,
from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare
- Americanized spelling of French Blois.
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