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The Best Baby Names That Mean Happy

Updated September 20, 2018 1.5k votes 214 voters 11.7k 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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    Joy

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

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    Jay

    Male, English: One who is happy

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    Female, English: A blissful, happy song

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    Ash

    Unisex, Hebrew: Happy

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    Allegra

    Female, Italian: Joyous 

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    Felix

    Male, Latin: Happy, fortunate 

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    Female, Latin: She who brings happiness 

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    Hillary

    Female, Latin: Joyful; Glad; Merry; Happy

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    Raine

    Male, German: Mighty; Counsel; Advice; Happy

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    Gale

    Female, Irish: The one who is delighted and happy

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    Felicity

    Female, Latin: Good fortune, happy 

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    Blythe

    Female, English: Happy

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    Ada

    Female, German/Cyprus: Prosperous, happy

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    Bennet

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

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    Edwyn

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

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    Mallorie

    Female, English/French: Happy; Lucky

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    Merry

    Female, English: Lighthearted; Happy

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    Makenna

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

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    Alainna

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

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    Keiko

    Female, Japanese: Happy child 

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    Freyda

    Female, Yiddish: Refers to bliss, happy and content

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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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    Asher

    Male, Hebrew: Blessed happy one