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Joy Name Popularity

How popular is the name Joy? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 777 8 0.0023%
1911 991 5 0.0013%
1912 808 13 0.0026%
1913 533 56 0.0099%
1914 468 94 0.0135%
1915 454 135 0.0149%
1916 420 179 0.0185%
1917 395 211 0.0211%
1918 366 272 0.0253%
1919 366 272 0.026%
1920 335 339 0.0305%
1921 331 352 0.0307%
1922 307 413 0.0371%
1923 275 515 0.046%
1924 273 547 0.0471%
1925 236 753 0.0666%
1926 208 883 0.0803%
1927 183 1,102 0.0996%
1928 185 1,079 0.1008%
1929 177 1,105 0.1067%
1930 163 1,236 0.1183%
1931 152 1,203 0.1219%
1932 147 1,332 0.1348%
1933 147 1,265 0.1358%
1934 151 1,327 0.1373%
1935 147 1,332 0.1371%
1936 144 1,470 0.1526%
1937 162 1,213 0.1231%
1938 159 1,358 0.1327%
1939 165 1,244 0.1223%
1940 159 1,298 0.1221%
1941 151 1,525 0.1355%
1942 154 1,569 0.1243%
1943 157 1,598 0.1224%
1944 163 1,433 0.1156%
1945 168 1,373 0.1126%
1946 169 1,560 0.1057%
1947 166 1,808 0.1083%
1948 170 1,615 0.1012%
1949 171 1,625 0.101%
1950 159 1,766 0.1097%
1951 155 2,006 0.1183%
1952 149 2,265 0.1298%
1953 152 2,293 0.1296%
1954 151 2,368 0.1295%
1955 152 2,374 0.1291%
1956 141 2,810 0.1488%
1957 143 2,921 0.1518%
1958 147 2,752 0.1456%
1959 146 2,875 0.1513%
1960 151 2,767 0.146%
1961 158 2,610 0.1382%
1962 169 2,412 0.1314%
1963 178 2,171 0.1209%
1964 174 2,210 0.1256%
1965 178 1,955 0.1195%
1966 165 2,083 0.1334%
1967 169 1,879 0.1238%
1968 170 1,888 0.1257%
1969 189 1,669 0.1083%
1970 182 1,759 0.1105%
1971 168 1,814 0.1207%
1972 162 1,799 0.1321%
1973 162 1,688 0.1302%
1974 108 2,752 0.2117%
1975 122 2,302 0.1791%
1976 132 2,066 0.1603%
1977 136 2,089 0.155%
1978 138 1,936 0.144%
1979 154 1,812 0.1285%
1980 165 1,703 0.1165%
1981 169 1,610 0.1095%
1982 202 1,320 0.0883%
1983 213 1,154 0.0782%
1984 225 1,132 0.0761%
1985 231 1,090 0.0718%
1986 251 1,005 0.0666%
1987 283 838 0.0549%
1988 296 806 0.0517%
1989 315 772 0.0478%
1990 374 660 0.0398%
1991 364 671 0.0412%
1992 416 569 0.0356%
1993 400 585 0.0375%
1994 420 561 0.0366%
1995 431 562 0.0373%
1996 433 551 0.0368%
1997 433 551 0.0373%
1998 445 545 0.0364%
1999 451 552 0.0369%
2000 452 584 0.0382%
2001 473 549 0.0364%
2002 478 553 0.0369%
2003 495 543 0.0357%
2004 479 576 0.0378%
2005 509 546 0.0357%
2006 497 575 0.0367%
2007 515 569 0.0361%
2008 533 535 0.0346%
2009 511 550 0.0368%
2010 476 588 0.0408%
2011 501 540 0.0379%
2012 486 583 0.0409%
2013 458 622 0.0437%
2014 447 666 0.0457%
2015 420 702 0.0482%
2016 339 922 0.0639%
2017 330 914 0.0655%
2018 344 852 0.062%
2019 337 865 0.0639%

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Names Like Joy

If you like Joy, you’ll love these other names like Joy.


What names are variants of Joy?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Joy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gioia

Joy

Italian

Gioya

Joy

Latin

Jioia

Joy

Latin

Jioya
Joi

Joy

Latin

Joia

Joy

Latin

Joice

Joy; lord

Latin

Joie

French

Joya

Joy

Latin

Joyann

Joy

Latin

Joyanna

Joy

Latin

Joyanne

Joy

Latin

Joye

Joy

Latin

Joyelle

Joy

Latin


What names sound like Joy?

If you like how Joy sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Joy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jay

Blue crested bird

Latin

Jey

Blue crested bird

Latin

Jo

A diminutive form of Josephine.

American

Joey

Jehovah increases

Hebrew


Lists With Joy

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Joy.


Siblings of Joy

Mamas with kids named Joy also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kylie

Boomerang

Aboriginal

Noah

To rest

Hebrew

Jordyn

To descend

Hebrew

Jubilee

Ram's horn

Hebrew

Marie

A French form of Mary.

French

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Faith

Devotion

English

Taylor

Tailor; to cut

French

Reece

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Grace

Gracious one

English

Josef

Jehovah increases

Hebrew

Charlie

Free man

English

Brielle

God is my strength

French

Hallie

A variant spelling of Hally.

Scandinavian

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Ezra

Help

Hebrew

Ryann

King

Irish

David

Beloved

Hebrew

Robert

Bright fame

German

Aliya

Rising, ascending

Hebrew

William

A willing protector

German

Bonnie

Fine, attractive, pretty

Scottish

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Eden

Paradise

Hebrew

Tre

Three

English

Pete

Rock

Greek

5 Comments

  1. Wanted a biblical name or something from the Bible.

  2. Joy is just my joy. she started smiling from day one and she has been happy since. rarely cries.
    She makes me happy.

  3. Joy is our daughters middle name

  4. I have always loved “Joy” for a name – it always brings a smile to one’s face anytime one says it. But I wanted something joined to it to make it POP and stand out. So, I paired it with “Bonnie” — creating “BonnieJoy” for the first name of our 2nd baby girl.

  5. I love the name Joy because it stands for Jesus Others You and it’s just so pretty!


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