Names Categorized "fortune"

This is a list of names in which the categories include fortune.
gender
usage
ADAIR m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name EDGAR.
AISHWARYA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
ATAHUALPA m Indigenous American, Quechua
Means "hen of fortune", from Quechua ataw meaning "lucky, fortunate" and wallpa meaning "hen". This was the name of the last sovereign Inca emperor. He was executed by the Spanish in 1533.
AUDA f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUDHILD f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AUÐR f & m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "wealth, fortune" in Old Norse.
AUÐUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of AUÐR.
AYAAN (2) f Eastern African, Somali
Means "good luck" in Somali.
BEHROOZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian بهروز (see BEHROUZ).
BEHROUZ m Persian
Means "fortunate" (literally "good day") in Persian.
BEHRUZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian بهروز (see BEHROUZ).
BOAVENTURA m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BONAVENTURA.
BONAVENTURA m Italian
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.
BONIFACE m French, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate". This was the name of nine popes and also several saints, including an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (originally named Winfrid) who is now regarded as the patron saint of that country. It came into use in England during the Middle Ages, but became rare after the Protestant Reformation.
BUENAVENTURA m Spanish
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
CHANCE m English
Originally a diminutive of CHAUNCEY. It is now usually given in reference to the English word chance meaning "luck, fortune" (ultimately derived from Latin cadens "falling").
EADBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and beorht "bright". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Northumbria and three kings of Kent.
EADBURG f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and burg "fortress".
EADGAR m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDGAR.
EADMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDMUND.
EADRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDRIC.
EADWALD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weald "power, ruler". This was the name of an 8th-century king of East Anglia.
EADWIG m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wig "war". This was the name of a Saxon king of England in the 10th century. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EADWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWIN.
EADWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EAMON m Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN.
EDGAR m English, French, Portuguese, German
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, Edgar the Peaceful. The name did not survive long after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 18th century, in part due to a character by this name in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), which tells of the tragic love between Edgar Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton. Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917), and author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).
EDGARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of EDGAR.
EDGARD m French
French variant of EDGAR.
EDGARDO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDITH f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
EDMÉ m French (Archaic)
Short form of EDMOND.
EDMÉE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of EDMÉ.
EDMOND m French
French form of EDMUND. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.
EDMONDA f Italian
Italian feminine form of EDMUND.
EDMONDE f French
French feminine form of EDMUND.
EDMUND m English, German, Polish
Means "rich protection", from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection". This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by two saints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman Conquest (even being used by King Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.... [more]
EDMUNDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDMUND.
EDRIC m English (Rare)
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "ruler". After the Norman Conquest this Old English name was not commonly used. It has occasionally been revived in modern times.
EDVIN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian form of EDWIN.
EDWIN m English, Dutch
Means "rich friend", from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman Conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the astronaut Edwin Aldrin (1930-), also known as Buzz, the second man to walk on the moon.
EDWINA f English
Feminine form of EDWIN.
EFTYCHIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTYCHIA. It means "happiness" in Modern Greek.
EUTYCHIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutychios (see EUTYCHIUS).
EUTYCHIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐτύχιος (Eutychios), a variant of Eutychos (see EUTYCHUS). This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
EUTYCHUS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
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.
EYDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
EYSTEINN m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and steinn meaning "stone".
FARROKH m Persian
Means "happy, auspicious" in Persian.
FATMIR m Albanian
Derived from Albanian fatmirë meaning "lucky".
FATMIRE f Albanian
Feminine form of FATMIR.
FAUSTIN m French
French form ofFaustinus (see FAUSTINO). It is currently more common in French-speaking Africa and the French Caribbean than it is in France. A famous bearer was Faustin Soulouque (1782-1867), a president and then emperor of Haiti.
FAUSTINA f Ancient Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Faustinus (see FAUSTINO).
FAUSTINE f French
French feminine form of Faustinus (see FAUSTINO).
FAUSTINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Faustinus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FAUSTUS. Faustinus was the name of several early saints.
FELICITAS f German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Latin name meaning "good luck, fortune". In Roman mythology the goddess Felicitas was the personification of good luck. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a slave martyred with her master Perpetua in Carthage.
FÉLICITÉ f French
French form of FELICITAS.
FELICITY f English
From the English word felicity meaning "happiness", which ultimately derives from Latin felicitas "good luck". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans around the 17th century. It can sometimes be used as an English form of the Latin name FELICITAS. This name was revived in the late 1990s after the appearance of the television series Felicity.
FELIX m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul.... [more]
FLICK f & m English (Rare)
Diminutive of FELICITY. In some cases it can be a nickname from the English word flick.
FORTUNA f Roman Mythology
Means "luck" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the personification of luck.
FORTUNATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FORTUNE m & f French, English (Rare)
Simply from the word fortune, ultimately from Latin fortuna, a derivative of fors "luck".
GAD m Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.
GANESHA m Hinduism
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.
HIDEYOSHI m Japanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" combined with (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or (yoshi) meaning "good luck". Other kanji combinations are possible. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Hideyoshi being his given name) was a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. He also banned the ownership of weapons by the peasantry, and banished Christian missionaries.
INYENE m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
JIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "good, auspicious, beautiful", (jiā) meaning "home, family", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
KAHINA f Northern African, Berber
Derived from Arabic الكاهِنة (al-Kahinah) meaning "the diviner, the fortuneteller". This was a title applied to the 7th-century Berber queen Dihya, who resisted the Arab expansion into North Africa.
KARMA m & f Bhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
KICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIRŌ).
KICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (kichi) meaning "good luck" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIRŌ).
KŌJI m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "prosperous", () meaning "happiness, good luck" or () meaning "peace" combined with (ji) meaning "officer, boss", (ji) meaning "two" or (ji) meaning "next". This name can also be formed from many other combinations of kanji characters.
KŌKI m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "light" or () meaning "happiness, good luck" combined with (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "brightness". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji characters as well.
LAKSHMANA m Hinduism
Means "having lucky marks" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Ramayana he is the trusted companion of the hero Rama, accompanying him into exile.
LAKSHMI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi, Odia
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LUCKY m & f English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
LYKKE f Danish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
MADOC m Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad meaning "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MALLORY f English (Modern)
From an English surname that meant "unfortunate" in Norman French. It first became common in the 1980s due to the television comedy Family Ties, which featured a character by this name.
MAS'UD m Arabic, Persian
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MIZUKI f Japanese
From Japanese (mizu) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other kanji combinations.
MOIRA f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοῖρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοῖραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
NASCIMBENE m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name meaning "born well".
ODILIA f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.
OTÍLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ODILIA.
OTILIA f Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of ODILIA.
OTMAR m German, Czech, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and mari "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.
OTTILIA f Swedish
Swedish form of ODILIA.
OTTILIE f German
German form of ODILIA.
OTTO m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Later German form of Audo or Odo, originally a short form of various names beginning with the Germanic element aud meaning "wealth, fortune". This was the name of four kings of Germany, starting in the 10th century with Otto I, the first Holy Roman emperor, who was known as Otto the Great. This name was also borne by a 19th-century king of Greece who was originally from Bavaria. Another notable bearer was the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898).
OTTOLINE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of OTTILIE. A famous bearer was the British socialite Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938).
OTYLIA f Polish
Polish form of ODILIA.
ØYDIS f Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
ØYVIND m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Eyvindr, which was derived from ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and vindr possibly meaning "victor".
PARVIZ m Persian
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
PHÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PROSPER m French, English
From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
SACHIE f Japanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (e) meaning "branch" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
SACHIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SA'D m Arabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas was a military commander during the early years of Islam, serving under the Prophet Muhammad and his successor Umar.
SA'DI m Arabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
SA'ID m Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SHUBHAM m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शुभ (shubha) meaning "splendid, bright, auspicious".
SONAM f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SU'AD f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
SUAD f & m Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see SU'AD). In Bosnia and Albania it is typically masculine.
SUCHART m Thai
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
SYNTYCHE f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from συντυχία (syntychia) meaning "occurrence, event". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
TASHI m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TAUFIK m Indonesian
Indonesian form of TAWFIQ.
TAWFIQ m Arabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
TEVFİK m Turkish
Turkish form of TAWFIQ.
TOUFIK m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic توفيق (see TAWFIQ) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
TYCHE f Greek Mythology
Means "chance, luck, fortune" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of fortune, luck and fate.
ÙISDEAN m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name EYSTEINN.
VEASNA m & f Khmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
VILJA f Finnish
Possibly from the Finnish word vilja meaning "cereal, grain" or the Swedish word vilja meaning "will, intent".
WAIMARIE f Maori
Means "good luck" in Maori.
ZAYA f Mongolian
Means "fate, destiny" in Mongolian.
ZITA (2) f Hungarian
Diminutive of FELICITÁS.