Meaning & History
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὔτυχος (Eutychos), which was derived from Greek εὐτυχής (eutyches) meaning "fortunate". The word was formed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τύχη (tyche) meaning "chance, luck, fortune". In the New Testament this is the name of a young man who went to sleep while Paul was preaching and fell from the third story of the building. He was believed to be dead, but later turned out to be alive.
Entry updated May 29, 2020