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Origin and Meaning of Happiness

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  • A submission from India says the name Happiness means "You are my happiness" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Happiness means "Happy soul" and is of Unknown origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hap"pi*ness
  1. Good luck; good fortune; prosperity."All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!" [Shak.]
  2. An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended with enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.
  3. Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language."Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care." [Pope.]
    synonyms: Happiness Felicity Blessedness Bliss.
    "O happiness! our being's end and aim!" [Pope.]"Others in virtue place felicity, But virtue joined with riches and long life; In corporal pleasures he, and careless ease." [Milton.]"His overthrow heaped happiness upon him; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little." [Shak.]

Usage: Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment except that of the animal appetites; felicity is a more formal word, and is used more sparingly in the same general sense, but with elevated associations; blessedness is applied to the most refined enjoyment arising from the purest social, benevolent, and religious affections; bliss denotes still more exalted delight, and is applied more appropriately to the joy anticipated in heaven.

Etymology: From Happy

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
  2. State of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

From happy +‎ -ness.

  1. (uncountable) The emotion of being happy; joy.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) prosperity, thriving, wellbeing.
  3. (archaic, uncountable) Good luck; good fortune.
  4. (obsolete, countable) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; — used especially of language.
    Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a , as well as care. — Alexander Pope.

Notable Persons Named Happiness

Happiness was born in Delta State.


Happiness is an athlete for the Nay Pyi Taw F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Happiness

Happiness is an athlete for the Nay Pyi Taw F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Happiness

  • How Popular is the name Happiness? Happiness is the 54,138th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Happiness have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33 babies born with the first name Happiness in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Happiness? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2013 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Happiness first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Happiness is Friday, November 27th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Happiness born? The highest recorded use of the first name Happiness was in 2017 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Happiness: Your name in reverse order is Ssenippah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Peshpians. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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