What does Happy mean?
Happy [hap-py] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Happy is "cheerful". From the word originally meaning "prosperous", derived from hap "chance". Used in the 19th century; Felicity and Hilary are more common in modern times. Happy is sometimes used as a nickname nowadays. The late Nelson Rockefeller's wife was named Happy. Compare Merry and Gay.
1 alternative form via Felicity, Gay, Hilary, Merry: Hilly.
1 masculine form: Habib.Creative forms:
(female) Haply, Happe, ..
(male) Haply, Happo, .. Middle name pairings:
Happy Nataly (H.N.), ..
How popular is Happy?
Happy is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40019 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Popular related forms of Happy (not ranked) are Felicity (#360 the previous year), Merry, Gay and Hilary. Usage of these relations of Happy was common 2 decades ago (usage of 0.07%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.05%, ▼28.2%), with forms like Gay becoming somewhat dated. Felicity is the most chic girl name in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Hadly, Haely, Haily, Haley▼, Hally, Hanny, Hany, Harly, Hatsy, Hatty, Hepsy, Peppy, Pippy and Poppy▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Happy.See names in meaning and etymology.