Joy as a girl's name is of Old French and Latin origin meaning "joy". It was used in the Middle Ages and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty. In modern times, it generally signifies the parents' joy in their new-born child, or with the intention of wishing her a happy life.
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