Names Categorized "happiness"

This is a list of names in which the categories include happiness.
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ABIGAIL f English, 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]
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.
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).
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.
AVIGAIL f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
BENVENUTO m Italian
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
BLYTHE f & m English (Rare)
From a surname which meant "cheerful" in Old English.
CHARA f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
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.
EUTERPE f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and τερπω (terpo) "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 Ευθυμιος (Euthymios) which meant "in good spirits", derived from the word ευθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and θυμος (thymos) "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
FARAH m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
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.
FURAHA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
GAJA (2) f Esperanto
Means "glad" in Esperanto.
GALE (2) m English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
GANYMEDE m Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "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.
GIL (3) m Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GIOIA f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
HANA (1) f Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HAPPY f & m English (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HEILWIG f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
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.
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
From Japanese (kou) meaning "light" or (kou) meaning "happiness, good luck" combined with (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "brightness". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji characters as well.
LETITIA f English
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.
LIGAYA f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
LYKKE f Danish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
MACARIO m Spanish
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.
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.
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]
NOAM m & f Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
ONNI m Finnish
Means "happiness, luck" in Finnish.
OSHER m Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
PHÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
RADOVAN m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RINA (2) f Hebrew
Means "joy, singing" in Hebrew.
RITIKA f Indian, Hindi
Means either "movement, stream" or "brass" in Sanskrit.
RON (2) m & f 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'ADAT 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.
SZCZĘSNY m Polish
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
VEDRAN m Croatian, Serbian
Means "clear, cheerful" in Croatian and Serbian.
WOJCIECH m Polish
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.
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.