Joy Name Meaning & Origin

Joy

Pronunciation: JOY (key)

Origin of the name Joy:

Taken from joy (delight, great pleasure, joy), which is derived from the Middle English and Old French joie (joy).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Meanings and history of the name Joy

Taken from the word "joy", meaning delight or great happiness, which derives from Old French "joie". This is a virtue name like Hope, Faith, Charity and Patience.

Famous real-life people named Joy

Joy Adamson (born Friederike Victoria Gessner), wildlife rehabilitator and author, most famous for her bestseller "Born Free".
Joy Behar, American comedian and panelist on the television talk show "The View".
Joy Davidman, American writer, wife of C.S. Lewis.
Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist
Joy Kogawa, Japanese-Canadian novelist
Joy Bryant, actress and model
Joy-Anna Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's ninth child. They have nineteen children.
Joy McKean, Australian country music singer-songwriter.
Joy Park, South Korean lead rapper and vocalist of South Korean pop girl group Red Velvet

Joy in song, story & screen

The name of one of Charlotte's three babies that stays with Wilbur in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. The other two are Nellie and Aranea.

Joy Turner, character in the TV series, "My Name is Earl".

Joy from young adult fiction novel "joy."

Joy Mercer from the TV show, "House of Anubis"

Joy Keenan Dr. Temperance Brenan's real name on "Bones"

Joy, a main character in the Disney Pixar film "Inside Out"

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