National Joy Day is marked on December 7 every year as a day to appreciate all the people named Joy around the world. Joy is a popular name that means ‘happiness’ or ‘joyful.’ Its variant ‘Joyce’ is most commonly given to girls, while ‘Joy’ may be a girl’s or boy’s name. A person’s name is considered one’s destiny, heart’s desire, and personality, and Joys are freedom-loving and free-spirited individuals. The Joys possess a love of change and adventure. They treasure family values and traditions and are willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others.
History of National Joy Day
Joy is the English word that is used to describe extreme happiness or elevated pleasure. It is a synonym of words such as ‘delight,’ ‘elation,’ and ‘bliss.’ In the Middle Ages, English took the word from the Norman-French word ‘joie,’ meaning ‘delight’ or ‘gladness.’
The 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data reported that the name Joy wasn’t a popular baby girl’s name in New York. At the time, there were only 66 babies in New York with the name. In the entire U.S. that year, only about 856 babies were named Joy. The highest recorded use of this name from the year 1880 to 2018 was in 1957, with a total of 2,928 babies. In the year 1977, Joy became a popular girl’s name in the state of Hawaii. The state of Ohio recorded the all-time top record for this name in 1974 with 174 baby girls.
Joy is considered a sweet name that conveys the emotions and values of the child’s parents. It is a virtue name, just like Grace, Faith, and Hope. Joy has an obviously positive meaning. Many people prefer it as a middle name instead of a first name because Joy is such a simple, obvious, one-syllable name. With the name Joy, a child is believed to be destined for happiness. It is a lovely name that many people like to give.
National Joy Day timeline
A wildlife enthusiast called Joy Adamson is born.
The popular American comedian and actress Joy Behar is born.
A Bengali cinema actor named Joy Banerjee is born.
Joy Burke, a Taiwanese-American women's basketball player, is born.
National Joy Day FAQs
Who is Joy Wolfram?
Joy Wolfram is a Finnish nanoscientist. She is known for her work in nanomedicine and the treatment of some life-threatening diseases.
Who is Dr. Joy Cherian?
Dr. Joy Cherian is a Commissioner at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.). She is the first Asian-American and Indian-American to serve in this commission.
Who is Joy Sengupta?
Joy Sengupta is an Indian film and stage actor from Calcutta. She has worked for Bollywood and Bengali movies.
National Joy Day Activities
Give Joy a hug
Share a pleasant hug with someone you know is called Joy. Just make sure you get their consent before you do so.
Share the holiday
Share details about this holiday with your friends and family. Most people know someone who is named Joy.
Buy Joy a special gift
You can surprise someone named Joy in your life with a lovely gift. It can be a big or small gift.
5 Famous Joys
Joy Garnett is an artist and writer who is also trained as a painter.
Joy Paul Guilford was an American psychologist.
The foreign minister
The Nigerian Joy Uche Angela Ogwu is a former foreign minister.
Joy-Ann Smith is a Canadian politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
Joy Elizabeth Williams is an American singer-songwriter who has won four Grammy Awards.
Why We Love National Joy Day
Joy is a happy name
Joy is a name that makes people happy. It is a very positive name.
Joy is universal
Joy is a name that is understood and loved all around the world. You can be sure to find someone name Joy in any part of the world.
It is easy to remember
If you have a hard time remembering names, this will not be one of them. The name is short to the point and associated with happiness. Who can forget that?
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