Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...
These baby names for girls are bursting with happiness
Naming a baby is serious business. Her name not only goes on her birth certificate but will follow her around through school and wind up at the very top of her résumé when she hits the pavement and looks for a job.
So while the naming of a baby is of the utmost importance, inspiration for a name doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, why not channel the happiness you feel about your new family addition into a baby name?
All these baby girl names mean happy, or joy or cheerful — or some combination thereof. Searching for a baby name by meaning also allows you to explore outside of the most popular baby names and really delve into names that are definitely off the beaten track. You may find the perfect baby name from a different culture or be inspired by a truly awesome name you've not heard before.