Names Categorized "joy"

This is a list of names in which the categories include joy.
gender
usage
Abigail f English, Biblical, Biblical German, Biblical Italian, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
Abigél f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Abigail.
Adebayo m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
Adedayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
Aliza f Hebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
Allegria f Various
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian.
Añuli f Western African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
Apikalia f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Abigail.
'Avigayil f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abigail.
Ayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
Ayodele m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
Ayokunle m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
Ayomide f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
Ayotunde m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
Batbayar m Mongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
Boitumelo f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana, from itumela meaning "to be happy".
Bounmy m & f Lao
Means "happy", from Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" combined with ມີ (mi) meaning "to have".
Chara f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
Chimwemwe m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
Dayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
Desta f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
Ekundayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
Éowyn f Literature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Etsuko f Japanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Euphrasia f Ancient Greek
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
Euphrasie f French
French form of Euphrasia.
Euterpe f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τέρπω (terpo) meaning "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
Farah m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
Farrah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرح (see Farah).
Freyde f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
Furaha f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
Gil 3 m Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
Gilah f Hebrew
Feminine form of Gil 3.
Gili f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
Gioia f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
Gurpreet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
Harpreet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god Hari and Sanskrit प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
Hephzibah f Biblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah and the mother of Manasseh.
Ibtihaj f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
Ilona f Hungarian, German, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Hungarian form of Helen. In Finland it is associated with the word ilona, a derivative of ilo "joy".
Isaac m English, Spanish, Catalan, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17), and later Sarah laughed when overhearing the same prophecy (see Genesis 18:12). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
Isac m Romanian (Rare), Swedish
Romanian form of Isaac, as well as a Swedish variant form.
Itumeleng m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "be happy" in Tswana, from itumela meaning "to be happy".
Jingyi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
Joi f English (Modern)
Variant of Joy.
Joy f English
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Joye f English
Variant of Joy.
Kalea f Hawaiian
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
Kayode m Western African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
Kazuyuki m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" and (yuki) meaning "happiness, good luck", as well as other combinations of kanji characters having the same reading.
Kıvanç m Turkish
Means "pride, joy" in Turkish.
Lakshmi f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi, Odia
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
Laxmi f & m Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Telugu లక్ష్మి or Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मी (see Lakshmi), as well as the most common Nepali transcription.
Letitia f English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia meaning "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
Lettice f English (Archaic)
Medieval form of Letitia.
Ligaya f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
Liron m & f Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
Macaria f Spanish
Feminine form of Macario.
Macario m Spanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακάριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μάκαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
Makar m Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see Macario).
Manpreet f & m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
Merry 1 f English
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrige. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), where it is a diminutive of Mercy.
Naamah f Biblical
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
Nand m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of Nanda.
Nanda m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
Nandita f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
Neşe f Turkish
Means "joy, happiness" in Turkish.
Olufunmilayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
Otgonbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
Pramoda m Hinduism
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an attendant of the Hindu god Skanda.
Priti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
Radimir m Russian (Rare)
Russian variant form of Radomir.
Radko m Bulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
Radmir m Russian
Russian form of Radomir.
Radomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Radomir.
Radomir m Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
Radomíra f Czech
Czech feminine form of Radomir.
Radomira f Serbian
Feminine form of Radomir.
Rayno m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Radko.
Rhonwen f Welsh
Welsh form of Rowena, appearing in medieval Welsh poems and stories. It also coincides with Welsh rhon "spear" and gwen "fair, white, blessed".
Rhys m Welsh, English
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name, including the 12th-century Rhys ap Gruffydd who fought against the invading Normans.
Rina 2 f Hebrew
Means "joy, singing" in Hebrew.
Ron 2 m Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
Rona 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ron 2.
Ronen m Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
Roni 1 f Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
Rowena f English
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wunn "joy, bliss". According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist. Alternatively, Geoffrey may have based it on a Welsh name. It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel Ivanhoe (1819).
Rufaro f Southern African, Shona
Means "happiness" in Shona.
Sevinc f Azerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
Sevinç f Turkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
Sharma m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Sharmila f Tamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Simcha f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
Ssanyu f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
Tamandani m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
Thabo m Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "joy, happiness" in Sotho and Tswana.
Ülle f Estonian
Feminine form of Ülo.
Ülo m Estonian
From the Livonian name Ilo or Ylo meaning "joy", a name appearing in the 13th-century Livonian Chronicle of Henry. It is now associated with the Estonian word ülev meaning "noble".
Vojtěch m Czech
Czech form of Wojciech.
Vojtech m Slovak
Slovak form of Wojciech.
Wojciech m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "warrior, soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred in the 10th century.
Wojciecha f Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of Wojciech.
Wynnstan m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and stan "stone".
Xinyi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Yi f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
Yijun m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Yoshiko f Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "joy, pleased" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.