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Joy \joy\

Meaning:
joy
Origin:
Latin
Details:
Joy as a girl's name is pronounced joy. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Joy is "joy". 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. Joya and Joie (zhoh-EE, z'wah) are French.
Meaning:
Joey, Jay, Jey, Jo.
Variants:
Joi, Joice, Joie, Joye, Joyelle, Gioia, Gioya, Jioia, jioya, Joia, Joya, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne.

Google Ngram Viewer results for joy:

This graph shows how "joy" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for joy:

  1. Her joy in his joy was beautiful to see. "The Devil's Garden" , W. B. Maxwell.
  2. The only joy I have in his being mine, is that the not mine is mine. "Practical Ethics" , William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. He who loves beautiful things will indeed wish others to share his joy in them. "Practical Ethics" , William DeWitt Hyde.

Quotes for joy:

  1. If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds- and I'll use those computers! - Don Bluth
  2. My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy -ride. - Aaron Neville
  3. A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. - Hugh Sidey
  4. As a singer, the biggest joy I have are the arrangements. - Mel Torme
  5. If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window. - Andrew Wyeth

Rhymes for joy:

  1. annoy, bolshoi, decoy, deploy, destroy, elroy, employ, enjoy, malloy, mccoy, savoy.
  2. boy, cloy, coy, coye, croy, doi, floy, foy, goy, hoi, hoy, joye, loy, moy, neu, oi, oie, oy, oye, ploy, roi, roy, soy, stoy, toy, troy, woy, yoy.
  3. illinois, redeploy.

Idioms for joy:

  1. jump for joy
  2. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
  3. a bundle of joy
  4. leap for joy
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