Joy

Joy - A very unique female name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Joy appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #804. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Joy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Joy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Joy. The baby girl name Joy was given to 568 baby girls in 2012, ranking #502 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,488 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Joy peaked in popularity 43 years ago in 1974 on position 108.



Famous with this name

Anya Taylor-Joy
Catherine Joy Perry
Lisa Joy


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Joy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Joy is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #265 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #762.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Joy is where you live.


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Joy origin and meaning

Joy is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Joy, pop culture references for the name Joy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Joy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Joy, sorted by popularity.

Jessica / Joyce / Jo / Jessie / Jackie / Josie / Joe / Jesse / Jaycee / Jacey /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012502
2011508
2010483
2009517
2008540
2007519
2006500
2005512
2004481
2003498
2002479
2001474
2000452
1999451
1998445
1997434
1996433
1995431
1994420
1993400
1992416
1991365
1990374
1989313
1988297
1987283
1986251
1985231
1984224
1983213
1982202
1981169
1980165
1979154
1978138
1977137
1976132
1975122
1974108
1973162
1972162
1971169
1970183
1969189
1968170
1967169
1966165
1965178
1964174
1963179
1962169
1961158
1960151
1959146
1958147
1957143
1956141
1955152
1954151
1953151
1952149
1951155
1950159
1949171
1948170
1947166
1946169
1945168
1944163
1943157
1942154
1941151
1940160
1939165
1938159
1937162
1936144
1935147
1934151
1933147
1932147
1931152
1930163
1929177
1928185
1927183
1926208
1925236
1924274
1923276
1922308
1921333
1920338
1919368
1918368
1917397
1916423
1915457
1914474
1913537
1912830
1911994
1910804

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland265
Georgia310
Minnesota349
Nebraska356
Texas402
New York403
Washington429
Illinois436
Alabama437
Pennsylvania459
Oregon485
Missouri486
Virginia500
California507
Ohio524
Tennessee539
South Carolina547
Utah566
Mississippi572
New Jersey577
Michigan583
Wisconsin594
Florida605
North Carolina607
Arizona618
Indiana682
Louisiana682
Massachusetts721
Colorado734
Oklahoma762

Even more about Joy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Joy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Joy?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1974
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Joy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,488
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +568

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