Joy - Meaning Of Joy, What Does Joy Mean?

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Joy Meaning


What does Joy mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Joy is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Joy is "joyous, cheerful, merry".  

Joy is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Joy.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 475  in baby name popularity for girls with 641 occurrences.  It ranked 6026 in popular baby names for boys with 14 occurrences. 

View the Joy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Joy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Joy to other names.


Variants of the name Joy include Joi, Joye.

The names Joia, Joie are all forms of Joy.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Joy Adamson, Joy Behar, Joy Harjo.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Joy in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Joy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Joy in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Joy Numerology page.

Joy Numerology
Joy in Hieroglyhics
Joy in Nautical Flags
Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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