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Rejoice name meaning

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<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rejoice mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rejoice

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
African
17%
French
11%
American
6%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Australia and Nigeria, the name Rejoice means "Happiness".
  2. A submission from Nigeria says the name Rejoice means "To be happy".
  3. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rejoice means "Happy" and is of American origin.
  4. A submission from Ghana says the name Rejoice means "Be happy" and is of French origin.
  5. A submission from Nigeria says the name Rejoice means "Joy fullness or to be full of joy".
  6. According to a user from Namibia, the name Rejoice is of English origin and means "Happyness".
  7. A user from Ghana says the name Rejoice is of French origin and means "To be glad".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Re*joice"
To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted.

Etymology: OE. rejoissen, OF. resjouir resjoir, F. réjouir; pref. re- re- + OF. esjouir esjoir, F. éjouir, to rejoice; pref. es-L. ex-) + OF. jouir joir, F. jouir, from L. gaudere to rejoice. See Joy

verb Re*joice"
Senses
  1. To enjoy.(Obs)
  2. To give joi to; to make joyful; to gladden."I me rejoysed of my liberty." [Chaucer.]"While she, great saint, rejoices heaven." [Prior.]"Were he [Cain] alive, it would rejoice his soul to see what mischief it had made." [Arbuthnot.]
    synonyms: To please; cheer; exhilarate; delight.
noun Re*joice"
The act of rejoicing.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. To express great joy
  2. Feel happiness or joy
  3. Be ecstatic with joy
Wiktionary

From Middle English rejoicen, rejoisen, from Old French resjoir. Compare also English rejoy.

Fun Facts about the name Rejoice

  • How Popular is the name Rejoice? Rejoice is the 33,201st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rejoice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 136 babies born with the first name Rejoice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rejoice to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rejoice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rejoice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rejoice is Tuesday, September 21st, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Rejoice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rejoice was in 2019 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rejoice: The name spelled backwards is Eciojer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oeceijr. How do you pronounce that?
  • Rejoice name meaning

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