Girl name origins & meanings
- English : Perfect joy
- Old English : Joyous
Family name origins & meanings
- English : nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle Englishblisse ‘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 1.
- Americanized spelling of French Blois.