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Joy is a sweetly old-fashioned name that’s fallen out of vogue in recent years despite its cheerful meaning. Joy is also used as a familiar form of Jocelyn and Joyce.

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Origin

  • English: Joyous, merry; derived from joie, a word with Middle English and Old French lineage
  • French

Syllables

1

Themes

Nature, Virtue, Word

Alternate Spellings

Joie

Famous Namesakes

Talk show host Joy Behar, Actress Joy Lauren, Singer Joy Williams

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Bob and Michelle Duggar

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