Lucky Names: 13 names that signify good fortune

September 12, 2013 Pamela Redmond
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Triskaidekaphobic?  Then you’ll probably be hiding under the covers on this Friday the 13th – but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your laptop there with you and check out our list of baby names that signify luck, most of it good.  And to infuse the day with an extra measure of good fortune, we’ve paired the lucky names with classic symbols of luck, from rainbows to clovers to benevolent goddesses.


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.

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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