Girl name origins & meanings
- French : Pretty
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- French : variant spelling of Jolly.
- A bearer of the surname Joly from Brittany, France, is documented in Quebec City in 1670. Another, from Flanders, is documented in Quebec City in 1673 with the secondary surname Delbec. A third line, of Norman origin, is recorded in Montreal in 1681; and another, of unknown origin, is documented in Sorel, Canada, in 1698 with the secondary surname <xref>Laforest</xref>.