Lucky Names: 13 names that signify good fortune
Asher is one of the superstar names of this decade, rising from Biblical obscurity – it disappeared for almost a century -- to near the Top 100. Asher has a host of uplifting meanings, including fortunate, blessed, and happy. In the Bible, Asher was one of the 12 sons of Jacob who gave his name to a tribe of Israel.
- Asher is one of the superstar names of this decade, rising from Biblical obscurity – it disappeared for almost a century -- to near the Top 100. Asher has a host of uplifting meanings, including fortunate, blessed, and happy. In the Bible, Asher was one of the 12 sons of Jacob who gave his name to a tribe of Israel." >
- John Keats said, “Had my name been Edmund, my life would have been more fortunate.” The English Edmund means “fortunate protector.” Shakespeare, Dickens, and Jane Austen all named characters Edmund." >
- Evangeline means “bearer of good news,” another way of saying luck. The name Evangeline has had its own streak of luck in recent years, making a major comeback after a half century off the grid. The popularity of other Eve-related names and the celebrity of actress Evangeline Lilly have both been major factors in its resurgence." >
- Faust, after the character who sold his soul to the devil, but the ancient Latin Faustina transcends that connection. The fortunate-meaning Faustina was the wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and was also the name of two saints and a famous Italian opera singer." >
- Felix and related names Felicity and Felicia sound as happy and blessed as they are. Felix, which means fortunate, was first adopted by the ancient Roman Sulla, who was a general and a statesman and believed he was especially favored by the gods. In the contemporary world, Felix was chosen by both Gillian Flynn and Elizabeth Banks for their sons." >
- Halona is a Native American name that means good fortune and that can transcend cultures. Several tribes, ranging from the Creek of Oklahoma to the Pessamaquoddy of Maine, claim Halona for their own." >
- Hazard is a bad boy name of the type so fashionable to day, pushing the also-fashionable Chance toward the dangerous edge. The word hazard is from a Middle French word for gambling. Another word name connected to luck is the loopier Serendipity." >
- Laskshmi is the name of the Hindu goddess of many good things: abundance, beauty, prosperity, grace, and charm. Her name means, not surprisingly, “lucky omen.” Lakshmi Singh is an NPR newswoman." >
- Madoc is a Welsh name that means fortunate or benefactor’s son – and the fashionable Maddox means Madoc’s son. Also styled Madog, this was the name of an early Welshman who was reputed to discover North America in the 12th century. Shamrock booties available on Etsy." >
- Mallory is one of the few widely-used name to mean unlucky, from its French root. The unisex surname-name was popularized by the 80s sitcom Family Ties." >
- Seven has become the lucky number name of the decade, used as Erykah Badu’s son’s first name and the middle name of Victoria and David Beckham’s daughter Harper. Seven is a lucky number in a range of cultures: the Jewish religion has the seven blessings, Christianity has the seven churches, Islam has seven heavens, and Hinduism talks of seven powers." >
- Ventura to Venturo and Venturi. Other Latinate luck names include Fortuna and Fortunato." >
- Zada is an Arabic name that means fortunate or prosperous, similar to the popular male Sa’id and its female version Sadiya. Although Zada is not related to Zadie, which is a short form in the Sarah family meaning princess, it certainly would make a cute nickname. Lucky." >
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on September 12th, 2013 at 11:14 pm
I really like Asher, Evangeline, Faustina, Felix, Halona, and Zada. These are some pretty cool choices!
on September 12th, 2013 at 11:24 pm
We chose this very day, Friday the 13th TODAY to schedule the birth of my baby for several reason. First of all, we are Hindu, and goddess Mata Lakshmi has Fridays devoted to her. Second, I believe superstition is a very dangerous thing, and our choice of this day represents my belief in critical thinking. Third, we were married on the 13th of October and have been very blessed thus far.
Finally, I knew that this date might be avoided by other moms who have scheduled the birth dates of their own babies, which makes the maternity ward all the less hectic/crowded for us. Granted, it might be crowded anyways, but this was the day my doctor scheduled me for and I was quite happy with it! Seeing Mata Lakshmi’s image just as the clock struck midnight to commence the day of my child’s birth, in a website I frequently visit, is such a very lucky sign, and I feel so excited and blessed! Thanks berries.
Jai Matha Di!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on September 13th, 2013 at 4:04 am
I think nearly all of these are great names, and what a wonderful meaning for a name to have.
Serendipity takes the cake for quirkiness though – it’s such a happy sounding name, as well as meaning.
on September 13th, 2013 at 6:21 am
I like several of these. I like Asher, Edmund, Faustina, Felix, and Halona. My favorites boys is Edmund and my favorite girls is Faustina.
On Halona, it means “of happy fortune” not good fortune.
I also like these lucky names:
Faustus, Prospero, Rafferty
on September 13th, 2013 at 6:48 am
I like Asher, Edmund, Felix, Evangeline, and Faustina. Halona is really interesting too, but why include Mallory when it means unfortunate?
on September 13th, 2013 at 8:39 am
Asher, Felix, Evangeline, Halona and Edmund are my faves on this blog. I agree with the previous poster that Mallory shouldn’t have been included on this “lucky” list when the name means the exact opposite of “good fortune”. Naming a child Hazard is just asking for trouble and I don’t think Nameberry should be encouraging parents to consider a name that implies there is “danger ahead”.
on September 13th, 2013 at 11:30 am
It is very unfortunate about the meaning of Mallory 🙁
on September 13th, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Had my first ultrasound today. Bah to superstition.
Evangeline is so beautiful, combining so many pleasing sounds, but I’m not crazy about any of the nicknames.
on September 13th, 2013 at 3:14 pm
I love the name Mallory (had a dear friend named Mallory–and a a favorite doll–when I was a little girl)…wish the name had a better meaning! Why is is included on the “good fortune” list?
on September 14th, 2013 at 4:24 am
@ verminator good luck and I hope everything went well with your little bundle of joy.
From the list I really like…
on September 14th, 2013 at 10:24 am
I’m so happy that I logged in today! This is such a cool topic….verminator, I love your story! Looking forward to hearing back from you to see how everything went for you!
My favorites are Faustina (St. Faustina is so special to my family), Evangeline, and yes Serendipity would be a guilty pleasure name of mine 🙂 Though my family would faint if I ever used Edmund, I totally Love it! Thanks Nameberry for making my day with this wonderful topic!
on September 14th, 2013 at 12:56 pm
Verminator, I just went back and read your little story. That’s very sweet! I got a 13 tattooed in the infinity symbol with green on Friday the 13th because if lucky to get it tattooed that day. 13 is a lucky number in our house. Our wedding anniversary is October 13th too, our daughter was born 2013, my moms anniversary is April 13th, My grandmas birthday is Sept. 13, my grandpas birthday is Nov 26 (which is 2 13s) and so on. It went between my owl for Athena and my Pan tattoos to symbolize infinity with my love and faith and the green colors are for nature.
Come back and let us know the name you chose and how it all went!
on September 16th, 2013 at 11:15 am
Actually, Evangeline stems from the Greek word evangelion, or gospel, which means good news. it is used in Scripture to refer to the good news of Jesus Christ (He made payment for our sins, that receiving Him personally as Savior, we might have eternal life). Hence, one who bears this good news, i.e., justification by faith, is acting as an evangelist (eu = good + angelos = messenger).
on September 16th, 2013 at 11:22 am
Seven is used in Scripture to signify perfection.
on September 18th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
I have met or spoken to:
Also went to school with Chuck which is average but his full name was Chuck Luck. Rumour was his parents lost a bet. There was also Leek King son of Joe King in the year above.
on September 18th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
on January 22nd, 2018 at 1:36 pm
I am Searching for Hindu baby girl names about my son
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