Its source is gaudium, an English name meaning "Delight."
This girl's name is used in English and Romanian.
The name Joya ranked 3802nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
The English word ''joy'' derives from the Latin term gaudium. That term might have been a source of the Latin name Gaius (sometimes spelled Caius), which survives in the form of the male English names Jay and Kay.