Friday Family History
Friday Name Meaning
Americanized form (translation into English) of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Freitag . English: nickname from Middle English fridai ‘Friday’ perhaps for one born on a Friday or who paid rent or performed some regular service on a Friday. Compare Mondy . If the 17th-century phrases Friday face ‘gloomy expression’ and Friday food Friday feast ‘fast-day meal’ go back to the Middle Ages this might be a nickname for a solemn or gloomy person.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022