- this week

Gender: Female Meaning of Fortunata: "luck, fate, wealth" Origin of Fortunata: Spanish variation of Latin

The name Fortunata is a girl's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "luck, fate, wealth". Fortunata and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Brimming over with a sense of good fortune. Could make a little girl feel very lucky.

Find other names based on Fortunata using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Fortunata

Saint Fortunata, a very minor 4th-century martyr
Maria Fortunata Viti (born Anna Felicia Viti), beatified Italian nun
Maria Fortunata d'Este, the last Princess of Conti

Pop Culture References for the name Fortunata

Fortunata, wife of Trimalchio in Petronius's 1st-century CE novel "The Satyricon"
Fortunata, character in "Fortunata and Jacinta" by Benito Perez Galdos ("a girl of the streets, a ravishing beauty whom the handsome, feckless Juanito Santa Cruz seduces and abandons. Perez Galdos treats with sympathy her attempt to achieve respectability and her loosening hold on sanity.")
Fortunata, healer fox in "Redwall" series by Brian Jacques
Fortunata, protagonist of "Fortune's Folly" by Deva Fagan
Feminine equivalent of Fortunato


ambercat Says:


Something about it seems reminiscent of the word regatta, perhaps?

RoddyThlayli Says:


For some reason this sounds like the name of a ship to me. I have absolutely no idea why.

Guest Says:


Yeah! Or Nat. :)

scgogirl Says:



Chrisco Says:


How about Una?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like it but I can't think of a nickname