Names That Mean Joyous

  1. Allegra
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "joyous"
    • Description:

      In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this quintessential Bohemian ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. Allegra is one of the most distinctive yet accessible girl names starting with A.
  2. Rena
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, Greek, Estonian, Scandinavian, German, Punjabi
    • Meaning:

      "joyous melody; peace; reborn; to remain"
    • Description:

      Rena is a Hebrew name all on its own and is also a European short form of Irene, Irini, Renata, and Renate. In Punjabi, Rena means "to remain".
  3. Joyce
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "merry, joyous"
    • Description:

      Joyce was once a boy name, but took off for girls during the mid-twentieth century, when it spent 1930 to 1947 in the Top 20.
  4. Jubal
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "ram's horn"
    • Description:

      This unusual name might be a possibility for musical families: Jubal was credited in Genesis with the invention of the lyre, flute, harp, and organ. It also has a jubilant feel through its sound and meaning, and has had some southern popularity via Confederate general Jubal Anderson Early. George Eliot wrote a poem called The Legend of Jubal.
  5. Xin
    • Origin:

      Chinese
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful, elegant, mind, soul, joyous"
    • Description:

      A lovely name with many possible meanings depending on the characters used. A common feature of Chinese names for both sexes.
  6. Fane
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "happy, joyous"
    • Description:

      Fane, used as a nickname in the Middle Ages for someone with a cheerful disposition, is one of the more offbeat members of the Zane-Kane family.
  7. Xin
    • Origin:

      Chinese
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful, elegant, mind, intellect, joyous"
    • Description:

      A lovely name with many possible meanings depending on the characters used. A common feature of Chinese names for both sexes.
  8. Wojciech
    • Origin:

      Polish from Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "joyous warrior, he who enjoys war"
    • Description:

      A common choice in Poland, where it honors St. Adalbert of Prague — born Vojtěch, the Czech form of Wojciech — the patron saint of Poland.
  9. Vojtěch
    • Origin:

      Czech from Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "joyous warrior, he who enjoys war"
    • Description:

      Saint Adalbert of Prague was born in Bohemia as Vojtěch. He was a bishop in Prague and later served as a missionary in Hungary, Poland, and Prussia. Vojtěch chose Adalbert as his confirmation name to honor his tutor — the two names are linguistically unrelated.
  10. Joyous
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "joyous"
    • Description:

      Along with Joyful, Joyous works as an updated version of Joy. It would make for an inspired middle name to honor an ancestral Joy.