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.
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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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