Names That Mean Luck

  1. Onni
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "happiness, luck"
    • Description:

      Onni is the Number 1 boy's name in Finland yet largely unknown in the English-speaking world. Its uplifting meaning makes it a plausible possibility if you want to honor your Nordic heritage.
  2. Fortuna
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "luck"
    • Description:

      The Roman goddess Fortuna personified luck and ruled over fortune and fate. She is often depicted as blindfolded, and remains an important figure in Italian culture today, where a common saying translates to "Luck is blind."
  3. Eivor
    • Origin:

      Swedish, Norwegian
    • Meaning:

      "careful island; island defender; good luck"
    • Description:

      Traditionally a feminine name in Scandinavian culture, where these days it's mostly considered a grandmother name. Americans may associate it with Eivor Varinsdottir, a character from Assassain's Creed. She is likely the inspiration for the parents who gave this name to twelve boys and eight girls in 2022.
  4. Goodluck
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "good luck"
    • Description:

      A virtuous and optimistic name whose most famous bearer is the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.
  5. Taqdeer
    • Origin:

      Punjabi
    • Meaning:

      "fortune, destiny, luck"
    • Description:

      A unisex name used in India with an upbeat meaning.
  6. Onneli
    • Origin:

      Feminization of Onni, Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "happiness; luck"
    • Description:

      An attractive name that's uncommon even in its native Finland. Onneli ja Anneli is a Finnish children's movie translated to English as Jill and Joy, although the names are unrelated.
  7. Hazard
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "chance, luck"
    • Description:

      Chance has risen far on the baby-naming charts, but Hazard has a considerably more dangerous edge. It was the middle name of famed US naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry.
  8. Venturo
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "good fortune, good luck"
    • Description:

      Upbeat choice.
  9. Jinx
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "attracting bad luck"
    • Description:

      Popular choice for black cats.
  10. Venturi
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "good luck"
    • Description:

      The name of prize-winning American architect Robert Venturi would make a somewhat awkward first.
  11. Laima
    • Origin:

      Latvian
    • Meaning:

      "luck"
    • Description:

      A deity of fate and destiny in Latvian and Lithuanian mythology. Laima prophesizes how the life of a newborn will take place — sometimes there was only one Laima, while in other cases three Laimas would give contradicting predictions.
  12. Eivor
    • Origin:

      Swedish and Norwegian
    • Meaning:

      "careful island; island defender; good luck"
    • Description:

      An old-lady name in Scandinavia today, but Eivor may get a fresh start in the US, where it is associated with Assassain's Creed character Eivor Varinsdottir. Interestingly, the video game inspired several sets of parents to use the name for their sons in 2021 — the first year Eivor was ever recorded — but it has never made the charts for girls.
  13. Glika
    • Origin:

      Yiddish
    • Meaning:

      "luck"
    • Description:

      The Yiddish name from which the common matronymic Jewish surname Glick derives.
  14. Mielikki
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "luck"
    • Description:

      Derived from the Finnish word "mielu", meaning "luck", Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of forests and the hunt.
  15. Hideyoshi
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "good luck"