Names Categorized "joy"

This is a list of names in which the categories include joy.
Abigail f English, Biblical, Biblical German, Biblical Italian, Biblical Portuguese, 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 Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
Adedayo m & f Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
Ælfwynn f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wynn "joy". This name was borne by a daughter of Æðelflæd who ruled Mercia briefly in the 10th century.
Aliza f Hebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
Allegria f Various (Rare)
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
Ananda m Sanskrit, Buddhism, Tamil
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit. This was the name of an attendant and disciple of the Buddha.
Anandi f Hindi
Feminine form of Anand.
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian, from анх (ankh) meaning "first" and баяр (bayar) meaning "joy".
Anuli f Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
Apikalia f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Abigail.
'Avigayil f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abigail.
Ayo f & m Yoruba
From Yoruba ayọ̀ meaning "joy", or a short form of other names containing this element.
Ayodele m & f Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
Ayokunle m Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
Ayomide f & m Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
Ayotunde m & f Yoruba
Means "joy has come again" in Yoruba.
Batbayar m Mongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian, from бат (batu) meaning "strong, firm" and баяр (bayar) meaning "joy".
Beatrix f German, Hungarian, Dutch, English, Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator meaning "voyager, traveller". It was a common name amongst early Christians, and the spelling was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed, happy". Viatrix or Beatrix was a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death during the persecutions of Diocletian.... [more]
Blažena f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy, blessed", ultimately from Old Slavic *bolgŭ "good, pleasant".
Boipelo m & f Tswana
Means "joy, rejoicing" in Tswana, from ipela meaning "to rejoice".
Boitumelo f & m Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana, from itumela meaning "to be happy".
Caius m Ancient Roman
Roman variant of Gaius.
Chara f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
Chimwemwe m & f Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
Coşkun m Turkish
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
Dayo m & f Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
Desta f & m Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
Efterpi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euterpe.
Ekundayo f & m Yoruba
Means "tears become joy" in Yoruba.
Elysia f Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
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.
Farah f & m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay
Means "joy, happiness" in Arabic.
Farrah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرح (see Farah).
Freyde f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
Funmilayo f Yoruba
Means "give me joy" in Yoruba, also a short form of Olufunmilayo or Oluwafunmilayo.
Furaha f Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili (ultimately of Arabic origin).
Gaius m Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
Gëzim m Albanian
Means "joy, happiness" in Albanian.
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.
Hilarion m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἱλαρός (hilaros) meaning "cheerful". This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Anthony.
Ibtihaj f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
Ilar m Welsh
Welsh form of Hilarius. This is the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint.
Ilona f Hungarian, German, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Old Hungarian form of Helen, possibly via a Slavic form. In Finland it is associated with the word ilona, a derivative of ilo "joy".
Isaac m English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, French, 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 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.
Jocosa f Medieval English
Medieval variant of Joyce, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
Joi f English (Modern)
Variant of Joy.
Joy f English
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudium. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Joyce f & m English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also became a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
Joye f English
Variant of Joy.
Kalea f Hawaiian
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
Kayode m Yoruba
Means "bringing 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.
Laëtitia f French
French form of Laetitia.
Lætitia f French
French form of Laetitia.
Lakshmi f & m Hinduism, 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 Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Telugu లక్ష్మి or Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मी (see Lakshmi), as well as the most common Nepali transcription.
Letícia f Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of Letitia.
Leticia f Spanish
Spanish form of Letitia.
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.
Letizia f Italian
Italian form of Letitia. It was borne by Napoleon Bonaparte's mother.
Lettice f English (Archaic)
Medieval form of Letitia.
Ligaya f Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
Liron m & f Hebrew
Means "my song, my joy" in Hebrew, from לִי (li) "for me" and רֹן (ron) "joy, song".
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).
Makarios m Late Greek
Greek form of Macario.
Manpreet f & m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
Mehetabel f Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Mehrnaz f Persian, Persian Mythology
From Persian مهر (mehr) meaning "sun" or "friendship" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort". This is the name of a character in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
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 Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian masculine form of Nanda.
Nanda m & f Hinduism, Buddhism, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Nepali, Burmese, Hindi, Marathi
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form नन्द and the feminine form नन्दा (spelled with a long final vowel).... [more]
Nandita f Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
Neşe f Turkish
Means "joy, happiness" in Turkish.
Olufunmilayo f Yoruba
Means "God gives me joy" in Yoruba.
Oshrat f Hebrew
Feminine form of Osher.
Otgonbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian, from отгон (otgon) meaning "youngest" and баяр (bayar) meaning "joy".
Pramod m Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Modern form of Pramoda.
Pramoda m Hinduism
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an attendant of the Hindu god Skanda.
Priti f Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
Radko m Bulgarian, Czech
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element radŭ meaning "happy, willing".
Radmir m Russian
Russian form of Radomir.
Radomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Radomir.
Radomir m Serbian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element radŭ "happy, willing" and mirŭ "peace, world".
Radomíra f Czech
Czech feminine form of Radomir.
Radomira f Serbian
Feminine form of Radomir.
Radomirŭ m Old Slavic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Slavic reconstruction of Radomir.
Rayno m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Radko.
Rhonwen f Welsh
Welsh form of Rowena, appearing in medieval Welsh poems and stories as a personification of the English people.
Rhys m Welsh, English
From Old Welsh Ris, probably meaning "ardour, enthusiasm". 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.
Ris m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Rhys.
Ron 2 m Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
Rona 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ron 2.
Ronen m Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
Roni 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
Rowena f English
Meaning uncertain. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist. It is possible (but unsupported) that Geoffrey based it on the Old English elements hroð "fame" and wynn "joy", or alternatively on the Old Welsh elements ron "spear" and gwen "white". It was popularized by Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel Ivanhoe (1819).
Rufaro f Shona
Means "happiness" in Shona.
Sevinc f Azerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
Sevinç f Turkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
Sharma m Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Sharmila f Tamil, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Simcha f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
Ssanyu f Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
Tamandani m & f Chewa
Means "exalt, praise" in Chewa.
Thabo m 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.
Winston m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name Wynnstan. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1949 novel 1984.
Wojciech m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements vojĭ "warrior, soldier" and utěxa "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.
Wulfwynn f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and wynn "joy".
Wynnflæd f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and flæd, possibly meaning "beauty".
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.