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Meaning

The name Joy has the following meaning:

Joy. Was used in the Middle Ages, as well as by the Puritans.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby girl name, Joy is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 487 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Joy rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 19 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 527 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Joy in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Joy is pronounced as joi

Origins

Joy originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Joy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Joy: Boys - Juston, Lucretius, Girls - Celia, Delicia, Dulcie, Felicity, Flora, Joselin, Lavera, Lavinia, Lucretia, Valentina, Vivienne, Both genders - Antonia, Augusta

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Joy: Gioia, Gioya, Jioia, Jioya, Joia, Joie (French), Joya, Joyann, Joye (English), Joyela, Joyelle

Style

We think the name Joy should fall under the following style category: Cool.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Joy to be: A sunny girl, with a cheery smile

In one word, you might describe Joy as a(n) "sunny" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Joy (or its variants) are:

Joi Chua, born on 3 August, a famous singer. Joi Chua's background: Singaporean singer. She was the best selling local female singer of the year in 2005, and she was chosen to sing at the National Day Parade in 2005. She is best known for her song 'Ri Chu', or 'Sunrise', a Chinese cover of the original Japanese song.

Joy Adamson, born on 20 January, a famous writer. Joy Adamson's background: An author. She is best known for her international bestseller, 'Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds', which describes her experiences raising Elsa, a lioness cub. It was also made into an Academy Award-winning movie.
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