Baby Names That Mean Happy

Happiness is a wonderful meaning for a baby's name, suggesting an upbeat personality and a positive future. Names that mean happy, happiness, joy, bliss or some other upbeat feeling include ancient mythological names along with modern word names. Names with happiness-related meanings come from a range of cultures and origins. Here are some baby names that mean happy.

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  • Abigail

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    Abigail is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of David, renowned for her beauty, wisdom, and prophetic powers—that became a term for a maid in the early nineteenth century, which led to a fall... Read More 

  • Aida

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    Aida is a melodic name largely associated with the title character of the 1871 Verdi opera, an enslaved Ethiopian princess who dies to save her people. In the past, her name was rarely heard... Read More 

  • Alair

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alair is a lighter, more unusual form of Hilary. Read More 

  • Alisa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alisa is less popular than more complicated forms of Alice like Alyssa or Alicia, perhaps because of its association with the once-overused Lisa. Read More 

  • Allegra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this still-unusual and quintessential ballet dancer's name all the more appealing.

    One of the most creative... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is a baby boy name on the rise, and is a Nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's... Read More 

  • Bairam

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    Though Bairam is not well known in the U.S., it's a name that easily crosses cultures because it sounds exactly like the English name Byram, a variation of Byron. Bairam is the name of two... Read More 

  • Beatrice

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Beatrice is back. Stored in the attic for almost a century, the lovely Beatrice with its long literary (Shakespeare, Dante) and royal history is being looked at with fresh eyes by parents (such as... Read More 

  • Bliss

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    This is a name only for parents positive their daughter won't ever have a tantrum. Same goes for Merry, Joy and Gay.Read More 

  • Blythe

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Blythe embodies a cheerful, carefree spirit and could be the next Blair/Blaine/Blake/Brett/Britt, with the advantage that it's clearly pink. It joins other other light-hearted names for girls:... Read More 

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