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Gender: F Origin of Joy: Word name Joy's Popularity in 2013: #475

Joy is from an older generation of word names, which also included Merry, Bliss, and Glory -- all of which exert a certain amount of personality pressure on a child. One interesting name that means the same thing: Chara.

Joy began to be used as a name by the seventeenth century Puritans, with the idea of 'being joyful in the Lord." It came into more general use in the late nineteenth central, part of the revival of virtue names. Her high point was in 1974, when she reached Number 109 on the charts; she's now at Number 475. Joy has also been often used as a middle name. Most recent bearer: comedian/TV personality Joy Behar.

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Famous People Named Joy

Joy Fawcett, American soccer player
Joy Williams, American singer
Joy Harjo, American poet
Joy Lauren, American actress
Joy Quigley, New Zealand politician
Joy Enriquez, American singer and actress
Joy Davidman, American writer; wife of C.S. Lewis
Joy-Anna Duggar, 9th child of American reality TV's Duggar family
Joy Behar, American talk show host (born as Josephina Victoria Occhiuto)
Hannah Joy Gosselin, daughter of reality TV personalities Kate and Jon Gosselin
Heavenly Joy Jerkins, daughter of Joy Enriquez and Rodney Jerkins
Joy Bryant, American model and actress
Amber Joy Halsey, daughter of Jaime Moore & Steve Halsey

Pop Culture References for the Name Joy

Joy Mercer, character on TV's "House of Anubis"
Joy, character in the Wayside School series by Louis Sachar
Nurse Joy, character from Pokemon video game series

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