Baby Names That Mean Happy

Happiness is a wonderful meaning for a baby's name, suggesting an upbeat personality and a positive future. Here are some baby names that mean happy.
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  • Hana

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    Many things to many peoples: a flower name, also spelled Hanae, to the Japanese; a Czech and Polish short form of Johana; and an alternate form of the biblical name Hannah in the US.  Read More 

  • Hilary

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    Hilary (also spelled with two 'l's) is a hot potato of a name, so closely identified with Sen. Clinton that it's hard for most parents to see it as a baby name. A pity, really, as it's got so much ... Read More 

  • Ilaria

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    Hilary is now too connected to a single personality, but this version offers a fresh and interesting alternative.  Read More 

  • Joy

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    Joy is from an older generation of word names, which also included Merry, Bliss, and Glory -- all of which exert a certain amount of personality pressure on a child. One interesting name that means... Read More 

  • Joyce

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    Once a boy name, this name rose quite a few spots to come in at Number 824 in 2013. Read More 

  • Keiko

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    Japanese classic with optimistic meaning.  Read More 

  • Laetitia

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    Laetitia adds a layer of ancient patina to the more prosaic LETITIA. Read More 

  • Leta

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    Leta has hipster cred as the daughter of cool mommy blogger Dooce. Related to the Greek mythological Leda, a great beauty who mothered another great beauty, Helen of Troy. Read More 

  • Merry

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    She'd better be.  Read More 

  • Naomi

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    This long-quiet Old Testament name seems to finally be finding favor with parents seeking a biblical name with a soft, melodic sound and a positive meaning, suddenly sounding fresher than the widel... Read More 

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