Names Categorized "happiness"

This is a list of names in which the categories include happiness.
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ABIGAIL f English, 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]
ADEBAYO m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADEGOKE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ALAIA f Basque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALIZA f Hebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
ALLEGRA f Italian, English (Rare)
Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron (1817-1822).
ALLEGRIA f Various
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
ANAND m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANDA m Tamil
Variant of ANAND.
ANANDI f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANAND.
ASHER m Hebrew, 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.
ASHOKA m Sanskrit
Means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit. This name was borne by Ashoka the Great, a 3rd-century BC emperor of India.
AVIGAIL f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AYLEN f Indigenous American, Mapuche
Possibly means either "happiness" or "clear" in Mapuche.
AYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
BASIM m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
BASMA f Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama).
BATBAYAR m Mongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
BENVENUTO m Italian
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
BLAŽENA f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy".
BLYTHE f & m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "cheerful" in Old English.
CHARA f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHARALAMPOS m Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρά (chara) meaning "happiness" combined with λάμπω (lampo) meaning "to shine".
CHARMION f Ancient Greek
Greek name derived from χάρμα (charma) meaning "delight". This was the name of one of Cleopatra's servants, as recorded by Plutarch.
CTIRAD m Czech
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.
DAKARAI m Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
DECHEN f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DELICIA f English (Rare)
Either from Latin deliciae "delight, pleasure" or a variant of the English word delicious. It has only been used since the 20th century (rarely).
DELIGHT f English (Rare)
Means simply "delight, happiness" from the English word.
DELSHAD m & f Persian (Rare)
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian, from دل (del) meaning "heart" and شاد (shad) meaning "happy".
DESTA f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DILŞAD m Kurdish
Kurdish form of DELSHAD.
DILSHAD m & f Urdu
Urdu form of DELSHAD.
EDEN f & m Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian 𒂔 (edin) meaning "plain". According to the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
EFFROSYNI f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
EIJA f Finnish
Possibly from the Finnish happy exclamation eijaa.
EKUNDAYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ÉOWYN f Literature
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.
ETSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
EUPHROSYNE f Greek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUTERPE f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τέρπω (terpo) meaning "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
EUTHYMIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐθύμιος (Euthymios) meaning "in good spirits, generous", derived from the word εὔθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θυμός (thymos) meaning "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
FARAH m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARIHA f Arabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
FARROKH m Persian
Means "happy, auspicious" in Persian.
FELICIDAD f Spanish
Spanish form of FELICITAS. It also means "happiness" in Spanish.
FELICITY f English
From the English word felicity meaning "happiness", which ultimately derives from Latin felicitas "good luck". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans around the 17th century. It can sometimes be used as an English form of the Latin name FELICITAS. This name was revived in the late 1990s after the appearance of the television series Felicity.
FORTUNATO m Italian, 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.
FREYDE f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
FROSINA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRUZSINA f Hungarian
Diminutive of Eufrozina, the Hungarian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FURAHA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
GAJA (2) f Esperanto
Means "cheerful, merry, glad" in Esperanto.
GALE (2) m English
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
GANYMEDE m Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γάνυμαι (ganymai) meaning "to be glad" and μήδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.
GAY f English
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) m Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GIOCONDA f Italian
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.
GIOIA f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
HAGGAI m Biblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew, from the root חָגַג (chagag). This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He was the author of the Book of Haggai, which urges the exiles returning from Babylonia to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
HANA (1) f Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANAA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هناء (see HANA (1)).
HANDAN f Turkish
From Persian خندان (khandan) meaning "laughing, smiling".
HANDE f Turkish
From Persian خنده (khandeh) meaning "laughter, smile".
HAPPY f & m English (Rare)
From the English word happy, derived from Middle English hap "chance, luck", of Old Norse origin.
HARSHAD m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HEILWIG f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEPHZIBAH f Biblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah and the mother of Manasseh.
HILARIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman name derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name Ἱλαρός (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ἱλαρός was the source of the Latin word hilaris). Saint Hilarius was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Poitiers. This was also the name of a 5th-century pope.
HILLA f Finnish
Short form of names beginning with Hil. It also means "cloudberry" in Finnish.
HUAN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
IBTISAM f Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic.
ISAAC m English, Spanish, Catalan, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17), and later Sarah laughed when overhearing the same prophecy (see Genesis 18:12). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
IUCUNDA f Late Roman
Latin form of GIOCONDA.
JINGYI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
JOY f English
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.
JOYCE f & m English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also formed the basis for a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
JUN-SEO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" or (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
KALEA f Hawaiian
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
KAYODE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KOUKI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 光希 or 幸輝 (see KŌKI).
LETA f English
Possibly derived from Latin laetus meaning "glad". Otherwise, it could be a short form of names ending in leta.
LETITIA f English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia meaning "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.
LIGAYA f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
LIRON m & f Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LYKKE f Danish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
MACARIO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακάριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μάκαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MAKENA f & m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MEHETABEL f Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MIRINDA f Esperanto
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
NA'IM m Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NAND m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDA m Hinduism, 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.
NANDITA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
NAOMI (1) f English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
NEŞE f Turkish
Means "joy, happiness" in Turkish.
NIHAL (2) m Indian, Hindi
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
NOAM m & f Hebrew, French
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
OBRAD m Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati meaning "to make happy".
ONNI m Finnish
Means "happiness, luck" in Finnish.
OSHER m & f Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
PARVIZ m Persian
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
PEDRAM m Persian
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
PHÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PREETI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi प्रीति or प्रीती, Marathi प्रीती or Gujarati પ્રીતિ (see PRITI).
PRITI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
RADANA f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADOMIL m Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOSŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
RADOVAN m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RADÚZ m Czech (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).
RIDHA m Arabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
RINA (2) f Hebrew
Means "joy, singing" in Hebrew.
RITIKA f Indian, Hindi
Means either "movement, stream" or "brass" in Sanskrit.
RON (2) m Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
RONEN m Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
RONI (1) f Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
ROWENA f English
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'ADAH f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
SACHIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SA'ID m Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SALUT f Catalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
ŞENAY f Turkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
SEO-JOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서준 (see SEO-JUN).
SEO-JUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" or (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
SHAD (1) m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
SHARMA m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARMILA f Tamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SIMCHA f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
SSANYU f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
SUNNY f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
SZCZĘSNY m Polish (Archaic)
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
TAALAY m Kyrgyz
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
TAFADZWA m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAMANDANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TERPSICHORE f Greek Mythology
Means "enjoying the dance" from Greek τέρψις (terpsis) meaning "delight" and χορός (choros) meaning "dance". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of dance and dramatic chorus, one of the nine Muses.
THABO m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
TÍMEA f Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian author Mór Jókai for a character in his novel The Golden Man (1873). The name is apparently based on the Greek word εὐθυμία (euthymia) meaning "good spirits, cheerfulness".
VEDRAN m Croatian, Serbian
Means "clear, cheerful" in Croatian and Serbian.
VEDRANA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of VEDRAN.
VESELA f Bulgarian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
VESELIN m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
WINSTON m English
From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1949 novel 1984.
WOJCIECH m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "warrior, 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 in the 10th century.
WYNNSTAN m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and stan "stone".
XINYI m & f Chinese
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.
YOSHIKO f Japanese
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.
YUKI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUKIKO f Japanese
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.
ZORION m Basque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
ZORIONE f Basque
Feminine form of ZORION.