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pinWhat does Joy mean?

Joy /joy/ as a girls' name is pronounced joy. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Joy is "joy".

Used in the Middle Ages, and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans, to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty. In modern times, it generally signifies the parents' joy in their new-born child, or with the intention of wishing her happiness. Joya and Joie (zhoh-EE, z'wah) are French.


Joy has 14 variants: Gioia, Gioya, Jioia, Jioya, Joi, Joia, Joice, Joie, Joya, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Joye and Joyelle.

Kreatif forms: Jajoy, Joyca, Joyja. [more]

pinHow popular is Joy?

Joy is a very popular first name for females (#230 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2607 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Joy for girls. Joy reached its peak rank of #145 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #462. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joy outside U.S.

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Joy is alike in pronunciation to Gia, Ja-, Jae, Jay, Jaya, Jaye, Je-, Jeh, Jey and Joey. Other recommended similar baby names are Jo, Joby, Jody, Joly and Josy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joy.