Happy, bright and cheerful yellow, so often associated with light, sunshine, and summer in particular.
In Japan yellow symbolises nobility and courage, while in China yellow is the imperial colour. Feng Shui considers yellow to be the cheerful, friendly colour of sunlight, used to promote good health and well-being.
Words used to describe the colour yellow include: joy, happiness, optimism, enthusiasm, hope, sunshine, summer, cheerfulness, self-esteem, health, motivation, leadership, enlightenment, stimulating, bright, rich.
The Ancient Greek word for yellow, or blond, is ξανθος (xanthos). Xanthus was borne by several characters in Greek mythology, as was the feminine form Xanthe. Xanthia can be found as a more modern elaboration. The Greeks also coined the names Xanthippos and Xanthippe, meaning "yellow horse," which was borne by the wife of Socrates.
The Latin word for yellow/blond is flavus which was used as a Roman family name. Several emperors, including Constantine, borne Flavius as a name. Flavia is the feminine form, while boys in Italy, Portugal or Spain take the form Flavio. The Latin fulvus referred to a dark, tawny yellow, and spawned the Roman family name Fulvius. Fulvio is the modern Italian form, while Fulvia is the feminine.
Bláán was used as a given name in early Irish and Scottish history which meant "yellow." St Bláán was a bishop of Kingarth in the 6th century, and widely venerated in medieval Scotland. Dunblane and Kilblain are named for the saint, which is anglicised as Blaine or Blane.
Hari is found in Sanskrit as another name for the Hindu god Vishnu which means "dark, tawny yellow." Pita is the Sanskrit word for yellow, while Pitambara, another name for Vishnu or Krishna, means "yellow garments," traditionally worn at auspicious or religious events.
For more creative translations we can look to amarelo (Portuguese), amarillo (Spanish), jaune (French), rumena (Slovene), sari (Turkish) and zard (Turkish).