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. It has... 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... Read More 

  • Joyce

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    Once a boy name, this name took off for girls during the mid-twentieth century, when it spent 1930 to 1947 in the Top 20. Lately, it has been near the bottom of the US Top 1000.

    Joyce has... 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... Read More 

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