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Girl Names associated with Joy


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Joy baby names and what they mean, for joy, happy, happiness, cheerful, with 87 results. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak a century ago (USAGE OF 3.73%) and has become much lower since (USAGE 0.77%, DOWN 79%), with names such as Merry becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names here are Alaia (#581), Eden (#146), Hana (#727), Sunny (#871) and Zelda (#667), while Allegro (TOP 29%) and Alisea (98%) are popular surnames. Here is the list of Happy names for boys.

Joy names

Aglaia - Ditza | Duscha - Gioia | Grace - Keiko | Kioko - Simcha | Sunny - Zelda

Aglaia - Ditza

.. are Thalia "blossoming", and Euphrosyne "joy". Rare. Compare Aglaia with popular -aia surnames Ayaia (TOP 85%), Arpaia (57%). See also Alaia.

Source fr. Gaelic, Celtic words. "Happiness." Not in Top 2000. See also Adine. Though not strictly related, Anne, Anna ..


Origin fr. Arabic, Hebrew, Basque. "Joyful." Alaia has gained in prominence since 1880-1889. [Alayah, .. 1 more]

Origin fr. Latin element. "Cheerful." Alair and Allaire are not Top 2000 names. French variant of Hilary. [Allaire]

.. enchantments and sensual pleasures in the .. Alsina (TOP 38%) and Alcina (82%) occur often as surnames. [Alzina, Alsyna, Alsina, Allcine, Alcinia, Alcee, .. 5 more]

Origin fr. Hebrew. "Joy." Not that common as a birth name. [Alitza, .. 5 more]

From Latin. "Cheerful." Alegra, Allegria, etc. are not in the Top 2000. Spanish name .. [Allegria, Alegrya, .. 2 more]


From Hebrew element. "Great happiness." Usage of Allysa and variants was up 2 decades ago and has become reduced, with Alisa becoming somewhat outmoded. Also a variant of Alicia. [Alyssah, Alyssa, Allissa, Aliza, Alissa, Alise, .. 8 more]

Derived fr. Hebrew language. "Joy, joyful." Aliza is familiar (TOP 71%) as a feminine name, whereas Aleeza, Aleezah, Alizah, Alize and Alyza are unusual. [Alyza, Alize, Aleezah, Aleeza, .. 1 more]


.. means quickly, with a happy air .. Somewhat common as children's names, Allie, Allegra, etc. sound like the conventional Alla. [Leggra, .. 5 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joy names: Alaia, Alisa, Allegra, Blythe, Caprice

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joy names: Charis, Corliss, Delicia

.. and rustic pastoral happiness, and later .. Arcadia and Arcadie were not Top birth names in 2018. [Arcadie]

Origin fr. Old English language. "Joy, cheer, intense happiness." Bliss, like the similar-sounding Blase, exists more often as a last name. Bliss and its variants date from .. [Blysse, Blisse, .. 1 more]


Root fr. Old English word. "Blithe, cheerful, carefree." Usage of Blythe and Blithe as girls' names in 2018 was down 100% compared to the year before. Modern coinage, though possibly linked to .. [Blithe]


Source fr. English, French, Italian words. "Whimsical, playful." Caprice, Capricia, etc. became more trendy in 2018, rising on average +24 rankings as baby names with Capri leading the rise. From Italian "capriccio" which originally referred .. [Caprise, Capreece, .. 3 more]


.. (brilliance), Thalia (flowering), and Euphrosyne (joy) .. Popular, with usage of 0.017% for Charis and variants as baby names in 2018, though lower than 0.018% a year ago. [Sherisa, Karisse, Karisa, Karas, Charissa, Charisa, Chari, Charese, Chareese, Carrissa, .. 17 more]

.. "kharma" meaning "delight" or "little joy" .. Uncommon as girls' names, but Charmin, Charmian, etc. are similar to the more familiar Carmina. [Sharmyane, Sharmyan, .. 6 more]

Derived fr. French, Welsh words. "Happiness." Charth and Cheryta are creative variations. Blend of Cherry with Gwyneth, influenced .. [Cherith]


Stems fr. Old English. "Cheerful, carefree." Corliss is a commonplace (TOP 59%) given name, whereas Corlee, Corless, Corley, Corlie and Corly are infrequently used. From "carleas", a compound of "caru" .. [Corly, Corlie, Corley, Corlee, .. 1 more]


From Latin language. "Pleasure, delight." Della was among 2018's Top names. Used in the Roman Empire, and .. [Didi, Delyse, Dellis, Della, Delisha, Delise, Deedee, Dalisse, .. 14 more]

From Hebrew element. "Joy." Ditya is a slightly favored baby name. [Diza, .. 1 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Joy names [and variants] for girls.

1. Aglaia - Ditza
Aglaia, Aine, Alaia [Alaya, Alayah], Alair [Allaire], Alcina [Alzina, Alsyna, ..], Aleeza [Alitza, Alizah, ..], Alegra [Alegrya, Allegria, ..], Alisa [Alyssa, Alyssah, ..], Alizah [Alyza, Alize, ..], Allegra [Legra, Leggra, ..], Arcadia [Arcadie], Bliss [Blyss, Blysse], Blythe [Blithe], Caprice [Caprise, Capricia, ..], Charis [Sherisa, Karrisa, ..], Charmian [Sharmyan, Sharmyane, ..], Cheryth [Cherith], Corliss [Corly, Corlie, ..], Delicia [Didi, Delyssa, ..], Ditza [Diza, Ditzah]

Duscha [Dusa, Dusica, ..], Eden [Edyn, Edin, ..], Edina [Edyna, Edeena, ..], Edna [Ena, Ednah, ..], Elsa [Ilse, Ilsa, ..], Estelle [Stelle, Stella, ..], Euphrosyne, Farrah [Farra, Farah], Faustine [Fauste, Faustina], Felice, Felicia [Phyllisha, Phyllicia, ..], Fiesta, Fortune [Fortuna, Fortunata], Frayda [Freyde, Freydel, ..], Gae [Gay, Gaye], Gay [Gai, Gaye], Geila [Gilah, Gilana, ..], Gilana [Gila, Gilah], Gilia [Giliya, Giliyah], Gioia [Joya, Gioya]

Grace [Grazyna, Graziosa, ..], Gwenith [Gwenyth], Gwyneth [Wynne, Wynnie, ..], Halcyone [Halcyon, Halcyona], Hana [Hanae, Hannah], Hania [Hany, Hannyah, ..], Happy, Helga [Helle, Hella, ..], Hilary [Ilario, Ilarion, ..], Holiday [Holliday, Holladay], Ida [Idette, Idania], Ilaria, Jacey [Jaycie, Jaycee, ..], Jay [Jey, Jeyla, ..], Jody [Jodi, Jodie, ..], Joie [Joi], Jovita [Giovita], Joy [Joye, Joyelle, ..], Joyce [Loyce, Joyous, ..], Keiko [Kiko]

Kioko, Kishi, Lalita, Lara [Larra, Larita, ..], Larissa [Lyssa, Lorissa, ..], Lark, Latisha [Lettisha, Letticia, ..], Leda [Lyda, Lida, ..], Letitia [Tish, Tisha, ..], Mab [Meave, Mavis], Merry [Merryn, Merrily, ..], Perdita, Pippa [Pip, Pippy], Pocahontas, Raisa [Rayzel, Raizel, ..], Rinah [Rina], Rowena [Rowina, Rowenna, ..], Sachi [Sachiko], Sharmila, Simcha

Sunny [Sunnie, Sunshine, ..], Tate [Tayte, Taitt], Tomiko, Ulani, Winifred [Wynne, Wynnifred, ..], Xaviera [Zaviera, Zaveeyera, ..], Zelda [Zelde, Zellda]

Usage comparison for Joy names