Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Happy  

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List Rules Vote 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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17 2
Ash

Unisex, Hebrew: Happy

2
17 3

Female, English: A blissful, happy song

3
14 3
Joy

Female: Word name 

4
11 2
Felix

Male, Latin: Happy, fortunate 

5
10 3

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

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12 5
Felicity

Female, Latin: Good fortune, happy 

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8 2
Asher

Male, Hebrew: Blessed happy one 

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10 4

Female, Latin: She who brings happiness 

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11 5
Bennet

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

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10 5
Jay

Male, English: One who is happy

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6 3
Ada

Female, German/Cyprus: Prosperous, happy

12
5 2
Makenna

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

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5 2
Alainna

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

14
4 1
Edwyn

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

15
7 5
Gale

Female, Irish: The one who is delighted and happy

16
4 2
Raine

Male, German: Mighty; Counsel; Advice; Happy

17
6 5
Mallorie

Female, English/French: Happy; Lucky

18
4 3
Allegra

Female, Italian: Joyous 

19
4 4
Zelig

Male, German/Yiddish: A happy and cheerful man

20
4 5
Merry

Female, English: Lighthearted; Happy

21
3 4
Gwenevere

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

22
1 2
Gweneth

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

23
1 2
Blythe

Female, English: Happy

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1 3
Felicitas

Female, Italian: A happy and lucky lady

25
1 3
Hillary

Female, Latin: Joyful; Glad; Merry; Happy

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1 3
Freyda

Female, Yiddish: Refers to bliss, happy and content

27
4 7
Cayo

Male, Latin: Cayo

28
4 7
Ronia

Female, Hebrew: God's joyful song 

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3 6

Male, Yiddish/Norman: Fortunate, Blessed, Happy

30
1 4
Keiko

Female, Japanese: Happy child 

31
1 4
Laticia

Female, English: Joyous, Happy Girl

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1 4
Jovonna

Female, Spanish: Merry, cheerful and good humored

33
0 3
Saeed

Male, Persian: Happy; Fortunate; Felicity

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0 3
Lykke

Female, Danish: Of good fortune, happy one

35
0 3
Farrah

Female, Arabic: Happiness 

36
0 3
Dita

Female, Spanish: A happy warfare

37
0 4
Felecia

Female, English: A woman with happy nature