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This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keywords happy or joy.
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ABIGAILfEnglish, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
ADEBAYOmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ALAIAfBasque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALLEGRIAfVarious
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
AÑULIfWestern African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
ASHERmHebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
AYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
BAHIJAfArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
BATBAYARmMongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
BEATRIXfGerman, Hungarian, Dutch, English, Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant "voyager, traveller". It was a common name amongst early Christians, and the spelling was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed, happy". Viatrix or Beatrix was a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death during the persecutions of Diocletian.... [more]
BOITUMELOf & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
CHARAfGreek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHIMWEMWEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CTIRADmCzech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
DAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DILSHADm & fPersian
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
EKUNDAYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ÉOWYNfLiterature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
ETSUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
FARAHm & fArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARHANmArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
FARIHAfArabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
FORTUNATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FREYDEfYiddish
Means "joy" in Yiddish.
FURAHAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
GAYfEnglish
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
GIL (3)mHebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILIf & mHebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GIOCONDAfItalian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' is also known as 'La Gioconda' because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
GIOIAfItalian
Means "joy" in Italian.
HANImArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HAPPYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HEILWIGfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HUANf & mChinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
IBTIHAJfArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
ITUMELENGm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
JINGYIm & fChinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
JOYfEnglish
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
KALEAfHawaiian
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
KAYODEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KIVANÇmTurkish
Means "pride, joy" in Turkish.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
LETITIAfEnglish
From the Late Latin name Laetitia which meant "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
LIRONm & fHebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
MACARIOmSpanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακαριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μακαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MAKENAf & mEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MEHETABELfBiblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MERIWETHERmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person. A notable bearer of the name was Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who, with William Clark, explored the west of North America.
MILORADmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
NA'IMmArabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NANDAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
NANDITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
OBRADmSerbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OLUFUNMILAYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
ONUPHRIUSmEgyptian Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman
Latinized form of Greek Οννωφρις (Onnophris), derived from Egyptian Unn-nfr meaning "he who is good, he who is happy". This was an epithet of the god Osiris. It was later used by an Egyptian saint and hermit from the 4th or 5th century.
OTGONBAYARm & fMongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
PARVIZmPersian
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
PEDRAMmPersian
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
PRAMODAmHinduism
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an attendant of the Hindu god Skanda.
PRITIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
RADAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANAfCzech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADEmSerbian, Croatian
Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADEKmCzech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADKOmBulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing".
RADOMILmCzech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIRmSerbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOŠmCzech
Short form of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, and other names beginning with the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADOSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
RADOVANmSlovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RADUmRomanian
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.
RADÚZmCzech (Rare)
Derived from the Czech word rád "happy, glad". The Czech author Julius Zeyer probably created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).
RANI (2)fHebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RINA (2)fHebrew
Means "joy" in Hebrew.
RON (2)m & fHebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
RONENmHebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
RONI (1)fHebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
ROWENAfEnglish
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wunn "joy, bliss". According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist. Alternatively, Geoffrey may have based it on a Welsh name. It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819).
SA'IDmArabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SELIGmYiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish.
SEVİNCfAzerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
SEVİNÇfTurkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
SHAD (1)mArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
SHARMAmIndian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARMILAfTamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SIMCHAf & mHebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
SSANYUfEastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
SUKHBIRmIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".
SUKHDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
SZCZĘSNYmPolish
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
TAALAYmKyrgyz
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
THABANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "be happy" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THABOmSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
WOJCIECHmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred.
WYNNSTANmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and stan "stone".
XINYIm & fChinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YIf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YIJUNm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YOSHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "joy, pleased" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.
YUKIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (ki) meaning "joy" or (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
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