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What does Joyous mean?

Joyous Pronunciation of Joyous [joy-ous] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the name Joyous means "lord". Joyous is a version of Joyce (Latin): from the Norman male name Josce.


Joyous has 2 variants: Joice and Joyse.

2 more different relations via Joyce: Joycie and Joysel.

Creative forms:
(female) Jeous, Joous, ..

(male) Joyvis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joyous Karly (J.K.), ..

How popular is Joyous?

Joyous is an unusual first name for females. Joyous is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular varying form of Joyous (not ranked) is Joyce (#838 from current records). Other variants, like Joycie, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Joyous was more pronounced among parents during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 1.4%) and is now much less (adoption 0.01%, 99%), with Joyce becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joyce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joyous and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joyous is pronounced similarly to Joss. Other recommended names are Jocosa, Joy, Joya, Joyann, Joye and Lotus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Joyous.

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