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The Best Baby Names That Mean Happy

Updated September 20, 2018 1.4k votes 208 voters 11.2k views37 items

List RulesVote up the best names that mean "happy."

If you want to instill your newborn with a sense of joy, you may be on the lookout for some baby names that mean happy. Happiness is something we all strive for in our daily lives, so it's understandable so many great names are rooted in the term. In fact, there are plenty of names meaning happy that you probably hear all the time without realizing it. If you want a cheerful name for your son or daughter, browse the list below!
 

Many veritable classics roughly translate to "happy." The vintage girls names Beatrice, Caroline, and Ada all carry the meaning. Traditional boys names - like Felix, Jay, and Edmund - roughly translate to happy or fortunate. However, in the modern era of unique names, no need to stick to the basics. Great underused female names - like Dita, Jovanna, and Ronia - have gleeful meanings, as do unconventional male names like Bennet and Zelig. For some cute and fun unisex options, try Ash or Makenna.


Out of all the names below, which one is your favorite? Vote the best names to the top of the list and add any great names meaning happy we missed. 

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    Female, Hebrew: A place of delight; joyous and happy place

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    Felix

    Male, Latin: Happy, fortunate 

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    Joy

    Female: Word name 

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    Female, English: A blissful, happy song

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    Ash

    Unisex, Hebrew: Happy

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    Felicity

    Female, Latin: Good fortune, happy 

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    Female, Latin: She who brings happiness 

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    Raine

    Male, German: Mighty; Counsel; Advice; Happy

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    Ada

    Female, German/Cyprus: Prosperous, happy

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    Asher

    Male, Hebrew: Blessed happy one 

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    Allegra

    Female, Italian: Joyous 

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    Bennet

    Male, Indian/United States: Blessed; Right-hand Son; Happy

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    Gweneth

    Female, Welsh: These are lively, expressive and having great verbal habits. They will keep the other ones happy with light chit chat

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    Edwyn

    Male, Anglo Saxon: Valued friend; one who is happy and wealthy

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    Merry

    Female, English: Lighthearted; Happy

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    Mallorie

    Female, English/French: Happy; Lucky

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    Jay

    Male, English: One who is happy

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    Makenna

    Unisex, Eastern African: A person with happy and cheerful personality

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    Gwenevere

    Female, Welsh: These are lively, expressive and having great verbal habits. They will keep the other ones happy with light chit chat

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    Alainna

    Female, Origins Unknown: Handsome; Harmony, Happy, Peace

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    Hillary

    Female, Latin: Joyful; Glad; Merry; Happy

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    Keiko

    Female, Japanese: Happy child 

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    Blythe

    Female, English: Happy

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    Gale

    Female, Irish: The one who is delighted and happy

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    Farrah

    Female, Arabic: Happiness 

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