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The name Joy is of English origin, and means joy.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Joy has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Joy
Use of the Name Joy for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
125,540 76,392 20,754 5,858 2,932 1,171 598
The table below indicates the number of times the name Joy has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Joy first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1883, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Joy
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1883  9725
1884    
18857749  
1886    
18879897  
188886710  
188958420  
189090410  
189173814  
189274716  
189399310  
189465221  
189563224  
189677518  
189754530  
189876320  
189965223  
19006962787710
190163925  
1902522388279
1903601308209
19045673678510
190556738  
190655840  
190760738  
190860639  
190951154  
191061147  
191152363  
191259168  
1913454120  
1914438155  
1915445190  
1916430214  
1917394256  
1918378303  
191935832187258
192033737799948
1921333392  
192230944884166
1923278539  
1924273578  
192523677184562
192621089398549
19271831,12785962
19281881,090  
19291771,133  
19301631,26493252
19311521,22290651
19321471,363  
19331471,292  
19341521,340  
19351481,34797843
19361441,48491246
19371621,23394844
19381581,374  
19391661,260  
19401601,307  
19411501,550  
19421541,598  
19431571,607  
19441631,457  
19451681,390  
19461701,572  
19471661,813  
19481711,626  
19491711,641  
19501591,776  
19511552,008  
19521492,276  
19531532,300  
19541512,366  
19551522,388  
19561402,822  
19571432,926  
19581472,760  
19591462,877  
19601512,782  
19611582,605  
19621682,425  
19631782,182  
19641752,218  
19651771,975  
19661652,090  
19671691,881  
19681701,901  
19691881,691  
19701841,776  
19711701,821  
19721601,817  
19731621,701  
19741092,753  
19751232,309  
19761332,072  
19771362,100  
19781391,947  
19791551,819  
19801651,717  
19811701,619  
19822031,334  
19832121,189  
19842241,154  
19852301,120  
19862491,037  
1987286857  
1988294836  
1989317801  
1990375697  
1991362708  
1992414610  
1993400628  
1994426589  
1995435591  
1996438581  
1997439579  
1998442583  
1999450592  
2000459602  
2001484575  
2002478584  
2003495573  
2004483598  
Totals:  125,540 624

During the last 125 years, parents have used Joy as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Joy appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 119 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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