Baby Name: Joy
The vocabulary word that means a state of happiness derived from the Anglo-French "joie" and the Latin "gaudia." Widely used by the Puritans during the 17th century who felt it was their duty to be "joyful in the Lord." The name is given by parents today as a reflection of happiness in their child's birth or to wish her a happy life, peaking during the mid 1970s. Rejoicing.