With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we were thinking about all things good fortune and good luck. While a baby name will not impart much more than a title, it can’t hurt to choose a baby name that means “luck.” Why not? We decided to take a look at some amazing baby names containing the promise of a fortunate life. These appellations include a wide range of different styles with luck-related meanings as well as word-names that literally mean “luck.” This means we will share with you monikers that relate to luck such as lucky numbers and lucky charms like four-leaf clovers.
If you are an expecting parent that is after a unique baby name that brings a certain charm to the party, you have come to the right place. This list is full of baby names for boys that carry the hope of brighter days and good fortunes. Check out these 25 shining baby names for boys that mean “luck.” They are blessed winners by definition.
Chance is a word name that has roots in French of use as such. Chance is such a promising option because this name means “possibility.” Chance the Rapper helped give this name fresh energy in recent years and it is now in the top 500 most popular baby names for boys. You should take a chance on this one!
Tashi is an accessible and fabulous choice for a baby boy. Not only does this name sound incredibly amicable, but it also comes from Tibetan origins that mean “good fortune.” This name can be applied to both boys and girls as it is a gender-neutral option.
Venturo is a saucy Spanish name that has a lot going for it. The name means “good luck,” for starters. It also sounds like it could be the perfect option for adventurous parents. Venturo is also one of the few V-names for boys and it has a lot more flavor than Victor and Vince.
Asher took about 100 years off of the top 1000 baby names until it returned in the 1980s. It has emerged as one of new parents’ favorite choices in the top 50 today and more popular than ever before. Asher comes from Hebrew origins that mean “fortunate” and “blessed” and “happy one.” We’ll take all three, thank you.
One of the stranger qualities we have observed about fishing and fishers is their obsession with luck. They put weird trinkets on their back, throw back the first fish, wear their “lucky hats,” and much much more. While the French name Devere does not expressly mean “luck,” it does mean “from the fishing place.”
Benedict is a baby name for boys that does not have the best track record in the US. The name has been wildly popular in Europe for centuries but new parents can’t seem to make this one stick for Americans. The last time it was remotely popular was in the 1960s! Benedict comes from Latin roots and means “blessed.”
Because the legendary Faust sold his soul to the devil, few parents would choose this for a child. Aside from being associated with his bargain, Faust has a fabulous meaning from Latin, “fortunate one.” You are more likely to find this name in literature and other fictional properties than in real life today.
This is another name associated with fishing, so if that’s not moving the needle for you, feel free to skip to the next name. Fisk has English origins as an occupational name for “a fisherman.” Fishers are notorious believers in good luck and bad omens which we think should appeal to parents interested in this genre of name. Fisk sounds brisk and crisp and we love this one as a given name.
Ganesh is a boy’s name of Sanskrit origin meaning “god of the multitude.” The name is tied to the elephant-headed Hindu god of wisdom. Ganesh is an excellent name that is rarely heard outside of India and we would love for this name to be adopted by new parents here to honor their heritage.
Pronounced EN-viss, this Welsh name might trip up some Americans who encounter it. Enfys not only sounds like a dream, but it also means “rainbow.” Rainbows are symbols of luck, so much so that there are marshmallows shaped like them in every box of Lucky Charms. This name is rarely heard outside of the UK, but we would be more than happy for new parents to help it cross the pond!
Arley is not Harley pronounced with a cockney accent, but it is an English name. If you’ve ever had a lucky rabbit’s foot, this name should appeal to you as it means “from the rabbit meadow.” The name was most popular in the US in 1885 and you will hardly ever hear it today here. It’s currently a top 1000 name in the UK.
Chauncy has gotten a bad reputation in the US with a spoiled baby vibe which sounds pompous to many American ears. We like good old Chauncy, which is a French name that’s related to Chance and means “gamble” or “fortune.” The name has not been popular in the US since 1890!
The name of the 44th president, which he inherited from his Kenyan father, is related to the Swahili term baraka, meaning “blessing,” derived from the Arabic word baracka. The name can also be found in Hebrew tradition as a name meaning “lightning.” All around, a great option for the right baby boy.
Edmund is a vintage charmer that’s being dusted off by new parents once more. This name was last popular in the US in 1997, after decades of decline. Edmund enjoys English origins and it means “fortunate protector.” If you’re looking for a blissful Irish form of this name you will find it in Eamon.
Gadiel has been on the rise in various Latin American communities and will appeal to a vast number of parents here in the US as well. Gadiel is a mostly forgotten archangel who never received as much attention as is contemporary Gabriel. Gadiel has both Hebrew and Arabic origins and means “God is my fortune.” We expect this name to land in the US top 1000 before the end of the decade.
Takeo is a joyful Japanese baby name for boys that can mean “strong as bamboo” or “healthy man,” depending on the kanji used to construct it. Takeo is well-used in Japan, loved for its strong meanings and the promise of a healthy life, bringing good fortune indeed.
Hannibal is a boy’s name of Assyrian origin meaning “grace of Baal.” Baal is the god of fertility and fortune. Hannibal was the name of a Punic general who was a headache for Rome. It also belongs to a character who is probably known for his human eating proclivities, which is why this appellation has never taken off here. We would love to hear this offbeat choice more often.
Selig comes from the Yiddish word meaning “happy, fortunate, blessed.” This name is very rare in the US but we would love for parents to bring it to life here.
Madron is the name of a Cornish village that came from a Saint with the same, obscure name. Madron has traditionally been given to baby boys and means “lucky.”
Here’s another lucky rabbit’s foot of a name! Arledge sounds stately and might be too stiff for some new parents, but we are fond of it. This English name means “dweller at the rabbit lake.” Arledge Armenaki is an American cinematographer with this amazing name.
Walken is a Noongar Aboriginal word that means “rainbow.” Parents who choose this one will have found the proverbial pot of gold! Walken is a handsome and accessible choice that we wish more new parents would consider.
Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 named their son Seven and many parents are following their lead. Seven is considered a lucky number in many cultures and if you agree with that, you may well want to choose this number name.
Dilwyn celebrates Welsh heritage even though it is not even widely used in Wales today! Dilwyn means “fair, white, blessed.” Writer and illustrator Dillwyn Parrish is probably America’s most famous example.
Ostadar is one of the very few names relating to rainbows that is definitively masculine. Beyond its sunny meaning, Ostadar has a friendly ring to it and is ripe for wider use outside of the Basque region of Spain. You get the added benefit of having the nickname Oz from it. It means “rainbow.”
Another name that means “rainbow” for boys is Jalus. The name has Tibetan origins and it is pronounced jah-LOO. This charming name is accessible thanks to other similar-spelled names like Julius, Jules, and Janus.
There you go! Are you feeling lucky? We hope you enjoyed these gleeful baby names for boys that mean “good fortune” and “luck.” While naming your child one of these names will not ensure a blessed life, we think it’s worth it for their lovely and cherished reputations. These names come from a variety of different naming traditions from around the world and we hope they appealed to a number of expecting parents looking for the perfect appellation. Happy baby name hunting!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 25. Chance
- 2 24. Tashi
- 3 23. Venturo
- 4 22. Asher
- 5 21. Devere
- 6 20. Benedict
- 7 19. Faust
- 8 18. Fisk
- 9 17. Ganesh
- 10 16. Enfys
- 11 15. Arley
- 12 14. Chauncy
- 13 13. Barack
- 14 12. Edmund
- 15 11. Gadiel
- 16 10. Takeo
- 17 9. Hannibal
- 18 8. Selig
- 19 7. Madron
- 20 6. Arledge
- 21 5. Walken
- 22 4. Seven
- 23 3. Dilwyn
- 24 2. Ostadar
- 25 1. Jalus
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