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.
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Male, Hebrew: Happy, blessed
Female, Hebrew: Father's joy
Female, Hebrew: Place of pleasure/joy
Female, Hawaiian: Joy, happiness
Female, English: Provider of joy
Female, Hebrew: Rejoice
Female, Latin: Diminutive of Beatrice, meaning "provider of joy"
Female, Italian: Joy
Female, Hebrew: Joy
Female, Arabic: Joy
Female, Hebrew: Song, joy
Female, English: Word name meaning lighthearted/happy
Male, Arabic: Happy, joyful, blissful
Unisex, East African: Joy
Female, Greek: Happiness, joy
Female, English: Joy, happiness
Female, Latin: Joyful, glad, merry, happy
Unisex, West African: Joy
Unisex, West African: Joy arrives
Unisex, Hebrew: Joy/happiness
Male, Sanskrit: Joy