50 Names That Mean Luck

50 Names That Mean Luck

Every parent hopes that their child lives a life blessed with fortune and happiness; what better way to give them an auspicious start than by choosing a name with a lucky meaning? You’ll be delighted to know that there are plenty of names that mean luck which aren’t Irish in origin, as cultures worldwide seem to understand the importance and value of striking gold.

Americans in particular are quite fond of these lucky names, with monikers like Bennett, Chance, and Clover earning spots on the U.S. Top 1,000 Baby Names for several years in the past decade. Chance and Clover seem pretty obvious, but how about Bennett? This English surname comes from the Latin Benedictus, which means “blessed.” It’s even spawned some other European variants, like the French given name Benoit and surname Benet.

Ngozi is a common, pan-African name meaning “blessing,” and is quite popular among African women of all ages. Those who’ve never heard of it will likely be unfamiliar with its pronunciation, so let’s settle this once and for all: it’s n-GO-zee, although those native to the continent will likely tell you it’s n-GAW-zee or n-GAH-zee.

A modern-day, celebrity-esque choice is Seven, which is a nod to the Western lucky number of–you guessed it–seven. American singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter sports this name with a slight spelling twist, proving that it is indeed a hip name that also happens to allude to luck.

We’ve got a pot’s worth of other names that mean luck on our list below, so stick around if you feel like there’s a good chance you’ll find the luck-inspired name you’re looking for.

Arianwen

Meaning: White, Fair, Blessed
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Asher

Meaning: Fortunate, Blessed, Happy one
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ayman

Meaning: Right-handed, Blessed, Lucky
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Barack

Meaning: Thunderbolt, Lightning; or Blessing
Origin: Hebrew; also Swahili from Arabic
Gender: Boy

Beatrix

Meaning: She who brings happiness; blessed
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Bennett

Meaning: Blessed
Origin: Latin
Gender: Unisex

Bonaventure

Meaning: Good fortune
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Branwen

Meaning: Blessed raven
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Girl

Chance

Meaning: Fortune, Luck
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Clover

Meaning: Meadow Flower
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Delyth

Meaning: Pretty and Blessed
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Edgar

Meaning: Wealth, fortune
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Edith

Meaning: Wealth, fortune
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Edmund

Meaning: Fortunate protector
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Eistein

Meaning: Good fortune, Good luck
Origin: Norwegian
Gender: Boy

Evangeline

Meaning: Bearer of good news
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Iris

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Faustina

Meaning: Fortunate one
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Felicia

Meaning: Lucky
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Felicity

Meaning: Good fortune, Happy
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Felix

Meaning: Happy, Fortunate
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Gadiel

Meaning: God is my fortune
Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
Gender: Boy

Gwyneth

Meaning: Blessed, Happy
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Hannibal

Meaning: Grace of Baal, God of fertility and Fortune
Origin: Punic and Assyrian
Gender: Boy

Jade

Meaning: Stone of the side
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Kismet

Meaning: Fate
Origin: Word name
Gender: Girl

Lakshmi

Meaning: A lucky omen
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Girl

Lykke

Meaning: Good fortune
Origin: Danish
Gender: Girl

Machiko

Meaning:
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Madoc

Meaning: Fortunate, Benefactor’s son
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Megumi

Meaning: Blessing
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Monifa

Meaning:  I am lucky
Origin: Yoruba
Gender: Girl

Ngozi

Meaning: Blessing
Origin: African
Gender: Girl

Octavia

Meaning: Eighth
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Odilia

Meaning: Wealth, Fortune
Origin: Ancient Germanic
Gender: Girl

Onni

Meaning: Happiness, Luck
Origin: Finnish
Gender: Boy

Otto

Meaning: Wealth, fortune
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Rainbow

Meaning: Rainbow
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Septimus

Meaning: The seventh son
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Serendipity

Meaning: Unexpected good fortune
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Seven

Meaning: The Number 7
Origin: American
Gender: Unisex

Shankara

Meaning: Lucky
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Girl

Shreya

Meaning: Fortunate, Auspicious
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Girl

Soad

Meaning: A lucky boy
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Tashi

Meaning: Good fortune
Origin: Tibetan
Gender: Unisex

Tyche

Meaning: Fortune, chance
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Veasna

Meaning: Good fortune, faith
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Boy

Ventura

Meaning: Good fortune
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Winifred

Meaning: Blessed peacemaking
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Zada

Meaning: Fortunate, Prosperous
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Girl