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The Best Baby Names That Mean Joy 

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Updated July 25, 2018 614 votes 135 voters 8k views 21 items

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If you want your baby to have a name with pleasant connotations, there are plenty of attractive baby names that mean joy. The joyous names here appeal to a broad spectrum of tastes, from tried and true classics to unique choices. Below, you'll find good names with happy meanings to add to your list! 

There are lots of female names that mean joy or happiness that have been consistently popular for many years like Abigail, Beatrice, and Hillary. While male names that mean joy tend to be a bit on the rarer side, the increasingly popular Asher means happy or blessed. If you prefer more unusual names, there are plenty of options there as well. Underused girls names like Marnie, Allegra, and Eden have joyous meanings. The boy name Hani means happy or joyful and has a cute nickname feel. The unisex options Dayo and Ayo both translate roughly to joy and also make use of the trendy "-o" ending. 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little bundle of joy in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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Asher

Male, Hebrew: Happy, blessed

2
Abagail

Female, Hebrew: Father's joy 

3

Female, Hebrew: Place of pleasure/joy

4
Kalea

Female, Hawaiian: Joy, happiness

5

Female, English: Provider of joy

6
Marnie

Female, Hebrew: Rejoice

7
Trixie

Female, Latin: Diminutive of Beatrice, meaning "provider of joy"

8
Allegra

Female, Italian: Joy

9
Rina

Female, Hebrew: Joy

10
Farah

Female, Arabic: Joy

11
Roni

Female, Hebrew: Song, joy

12
Merrie

Female, English: Word name meaning lighthearted/happy

13
Hani

Male, Arabic: Happy, joyful, blissful

14
Desta

Unisex, East African: Joy

15
Chara

Female, Greek: Happiness, joy

16
Letitia

Female, English: Joy, happiness

17
Hillary

Female, Latin: Joyful, glad, merry, happy

18
Ayo

Unisex, West African: Joy

19
Dayo

Unisex, West African: Joy arrives

20
Gili

Unisex, Hebrew: Joy/happiness

21
Nanda

Male, Sanskrit: Joy