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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Joy Female: Word name 

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Caroline Female, English: A blissful, happy song

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Ash Unisex, Hebrew: Happy

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Ada Female, German/Cyprus: Prosperous, happy

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

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Felix Male, Latin: Happy, fortunate 

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Beatrice Female, Latin: She who brings happiness 

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

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Asher Male, Hebrew: Blessed happy one 

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Allegra Female, Italian: Joyous 

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Zelig Male, German/Yiddish: A happy and cheerful man

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Felicity Female, Latin: Good fortune, happy 

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Jay Male, English: One who is happy

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

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

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Mallorie Female, English/French: Happy; Lucky

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Gale Female, Irish: The one who is delighted and happy

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Raine Male, German: Mighty; Counsel; Advice; 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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Laticia Female, English: Joyous, Happy Girl

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Felicitas Female, Italian: A happy and lucky lady

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Hillary Female, Latin: Joyful; Glad; Merry; Happy

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Freyda Female, Yiddish: Refers to bliss, happy and content

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Cayo Male, Latin: Cayo

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Merry Female, English: Lighthearted; Happy

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Ancel Male, Yiddish/Norman: Fortunate, Blessed, Happy

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Jovonna Female, Spanish: Merry, cheerful and good humored

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Keiko Female, Japanese: Happy child 

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Dita Female, Spanish: A happy warfare

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Farrah Female, Arabic: Happiness 

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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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Saeed Male, Persian: Happy; Fortunate; Felicity

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Blythe Female, English: Happy

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Felecia Female, English: A woman with happy nature

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Lykke Female, Danish: Of good fortune, happy one

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Ronia Female, Hebrew: God's joyful song