Meaning of Joy
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
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.
The name Joy is pronounced as joi
The following names are baby names related to Joy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Joy: Boys - Juston
, Girls - Celia
, Both genders - Antonia
Popular Variants for the name Joy: Gioia
We think the name Joy should fall under the following style category: Cool
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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
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