Parents choose names for many different reasons. Sometimes a name carries a family tradition,
or children are named after a beloved relative. Other times, parents choose a name because it
represents something. A name is like a wish. When a parent picks a name for its meaning, that
parent is saying that they hope their child will carry a certain quality that will help them in life.
What better quality than natural luck, something to help out in every situation?
It might mean “lucky,” but this name has a dark history. The masculine version, Faust, is the
name of the protagonist of a German play who felt his life was too dull and sold his soul to the
devil for knowledge and pleasure. The name, Faustina, has seen more success as the name of two
different saints and the wife of an emperor.
Meaning “fortunate protector,” this is another boy’s name. The name has been in stories
throughout time from Shakespeare to Charles Dickens. Though not always as lucky as their
names, these characters have brightened the imaginations of children throughout the centuries.
A girl’s name, Evangeline means “bearer of good news.” The name has the same root as the less
popular word, Evangelism, and is related to the even less popular name, Televangeline.
Though normally reserved for dogs, this boy’s name takes the literal route. There is no need to
look this one up. If “good luck” had a better ring to it, children would have that as a name
This elegant boy’s name is fit for a king, or perhaps a statesman. The ancient Roman statesman,
Sulla, liked the name so much that he took it for himself, feeling like he was fortunate and
prosperous to deserve the name.
It may sound like the name of an adventurer, but this is actually a Spanish name meaning “luck”
or “fortune.” There is also a boy’s version, Venturo, but it doesn’t mesh as well in English.
This rare boy’s name is making a comeback. Being from the Bible, this mean does not just mean
“lucky” but “blessed.” It belonged to one of Jacob’s 12 sons who went on to be a very influential
An unusual case, this girl’s name is used by several Native American tribes across the eastern
United States. Some sort of fortune from the meaning of this name must have rubbed off on it to
cause it to spread so far and wide.
This Welsh name carries the luck of the Irish both in origin and meaning. For the full package,
the child can be named Madoc and the grandchild named Maddox, which means “son of
The name of a Hindu goddess, this name is a promise of many wonderful things. It carrries
feminine qualities like beauty, grace, and charm, but also a promise of worldly comfort and
prosperity. In all, her name means “lucky omen” and promises to be one.
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