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Joy is an emotion of great happiness. Joy can also be interpreted as a person's name.

Joy may also refer to:

Joy as a surname

  • Alfred Harrison Joy, American astronomer (d. 1973)
  • Bernard Joy, English footballer (d.1984)
  • Bill Joy, Computer Pioneer (William Joy)
  • Brian Joy, a former English footballer
  • C. Turner Joy, an admiral of the United States Navy (d. 1956)
  • Charles Frederick Joy, U.S. politician from Missouri (d. 1921)
  • George William Joy, an Irish illustrator (d.1925)
  • Greg Joy, a Canadian Olympic athlete
  • Henry Bourne Joy, automobile businessman (d. 1936)
  • Ian Joy, an American soccer player
  • Joseph Francis Joy, American inventor and founder of Joy Mining Machinery (d.1957)
  • Leatrice Joy, an American silent film actress (d. 1985)
  • Mary E. Joy, a British author and journalist (d. 1898)
  • Mike Joy, a TV sports announcer currently with NASCAR and FOX Sports
  • Norman H. Joy, British coleopterist noted for his work Practical Handbook of British Beetles (d. 1953)
  • Prosenjit Joy, a cricketer from Bangladesh
  • Rick Joy, an American architect
  • Robert Joy, Canadian character actor

Joy as a given name

  • Joy Behar, American comedian, TV host of The View, and actress
  • Joy Davidman, American writer and wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)
  • Joy Destiny Tobing, winner of the first Indonesian Idol
  • Joy Enriquez, American singer who had success in the early 2000s
  • Joy Fawcett, an American soccer player
  • Joy Garnett, a New York artist
  • Joy Giovanni, WWE diva
  • Joy Grieveson (Elizabeth Grieveson), British track and field athlete
  • Joy Harjo, an American poet
  • Joy Kogawa, a Canadian poet and novelist
  • Joy Lauren, an American actress
  • Joy Mustafi, Computer Scientist, India, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Joy Ogwu, a Nigerian foreign minister
  • Joy Padgett, a Republican member of the Ohio Senate
  • Joy Quigley, a New Zealand politician
  • Joy Smith, a Canadian politician
  • Joy Turner, a fictional character on the US sitcom My Name is Earl, played by Jaime Pressly
  • Joy Williams, Christian singer
  • Judy-Joy Davies, an Australian backstroke swimmer of the 1940s
  • Joy Chang, a student
  • Joy Serg, "Embargo" guild member


  • Joy (novel), a 1990 novel by Marsha Hunt
  • "Ode to Joy" ("An die Freude" in German), an ode written in 1785 by the German poet and historian Friedrich Schiller
  • Surprised by Joy, an autobiographical work by C. S. Lewis


  • The fourth and final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, also called "Ode to Joy"; inspired by the poem of Schiller
  • Joy to the World (disambiguation), the title of a Christmas carol and several other songs
  • Joy (album), the final album by The Skids
  • Joy (EP), a three-song EP by American punk band the Minutemen
  • Joy (The Stalin), the first album by Japanese punk rock band The Stalin
  • Joy (Avalon album), a holiday album by Avalon
  • Joy (Paul King album), the one solo album by Paul King
  • "Joy", a single by experimental group Psychic TV
  • Joy and Joy, a single and album by Japanese singer Yuki Isoya
  • "Joy", a song by Against Me! from their album Searching for a Former Clarity
  • "Joy", a song by Lucinda Williams on her album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  • "Joy", a song by François Feldman on his album Indigo
  • "Joy", a song by VNV Nation on their album Praise the Fallen
  • "Joy", a song by Mick Jagger on his album Goddess in the Doorway
  • "A Joy", a song by Four Tet on his album Everything Ecstatic
  • "Joy", an Italo Disco Austrian band, well known for their hit Touch By Touch (1985)
  • Joy Division, a band from the United Kingdom
  • Joy Electric, a one-man electropop/synth-pop/Christian group consisting of Ronnie Martin
  • Joy Records, a record label

Joy as place name

  • Joy, Illinois, a village in the United States
  • Joys Green, a village in Gloucestershire, England
  • Joy Range, a mountain range on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada
  • Port La-Joye / Fort Amherst, French for "Port of Joy", located in central Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Several places called Mount Joy


  • Joy Buzzer, a practical joke device
  • Joy (programming language), a concatenative functional language
  • Joy Melbourne, a radio station in Melbourne, Australia
  • Joy dishwashing liquid, a brand name of detergent products produced by Procter & Gamble
  • The Joy of Painting, a television program hosted by Bob Ross
  • Joystick, a computer game control device
  • Nurse Joy, a set of similar looking characters from the fictional Pokémon franchise that operate the Pokémon Centers.
  • USS Daniel A Joy (DE 585), a rudderow class destroyer
  • USS Turner Joy (DD-951), a US Navy destroyer named after C. Turner Joy (above)

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