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Gender: Female Origin of Happy: English word name

The name Happy is a girl's name of English origin. Happy and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

As dated as Merry and Gay.

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Famous People Named Happy

Happy Salma, Indonesian actress and model
Margaretta "Happy" Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller, widow of U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Kimberley Tyler "Happy" Rhodes, American singer-songwriter
Monet Happy Mazur, American actress
Happy McNair Hall, Bahamian male footballer
Happy Quinton Jele, South African male footballer
(Jan) Happy Pieterse, South African boxer
Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, U.S. Senator and Governor of Kentucky; MLB commissioner
Harry Peter "Happy" Traum, male American folksinger
Harold "Happy" Hairston, American basketball player
Oscar Emil "Happy" Felsch, American baseball player
Happy Atticus Mapel (b. 1988), son of actress Mare Winningham and William Mapel

Pop Culture References for the name Happy

Happy Quinn, a main character on TV's "Scorpion"
Harold "Happy" Hogan, (male) character in the Iron Man series
Harriet "Happy" Lolly, character in movie "Gigantic"
Happy Loman, male character in "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
Happy Lowman, male character on TV's Sons of Anarchy
Happy, one of the Seven Dwarfs
Happy, dog on TV's "Seventh Heaven"
"Happy Gilmore," movie and male main character
Happy, male Exceed/Cat in anime "Fairy Tail"
Happy, Snow Hare on animated series "Tabaluga"
Happy Walter Higgenbottom, dog on animated TV series "The Mighty B!"


Hero_Phoebus Says:


Wasn't Happy one of the seven dwarves?

FractalShadow Says:


I know a male exchange student named Happy. He comes from a culture where such names are not uncommon.

connor Says:


Why is this only a girl's name, but not a boy's name?

Miri Says:



Carbine_Stingray Says:


Not to mention Happy Loman

Hailey Says:


Naw, I think of an angry golfer played by Adam Sandler!

snowsbeloved Says:


Ugh! How is this even a possibility? All I think of is a fat dwarf and a cute dog from a 90's WB show. Yikes!

lesliemarion Says:


Happy doesn't strike me as dated so much as dumb. Just a plain dumb name.

Guest Says:


Adorable as a nickname (like Happy Hogan from Iron Man), but too facile for a full name. I feel the same way about Poppy.

mabespark Says:


Go with Blythe, Felicity, or Joy if you have to. This might generate teasing/eye rolls.

kitchi1 Says:


No Happy for a boy? What about Happy Gilmore?
Happy is much better than Gay.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like it better than Joy

fuzzycub Says:


A nice wish for one's child, but overly literal.