The 10 Luckiest Baby Names

Want to endow your child with good fortune? Consider one of these 10 popular baby names that relate to luck, hope, and prosperity.

If you’re expecting a baby, one of the most important tasks is choosing a name. But whether you picked out a moniker in middle school, or you’re waiting to see your newborn's face before deciding, one thing’s for sure: Every parent-to-be could use a little luck during this stressful process. You can lean into the concept by choosing a lucky name for your little one!

Need some inspiration? partnered with to compile the most popular lucky baby names of 2022. Some of the names literally translate to “lucky” (like Ayman and Sadia), while others have an association with luck (for example, Iris derived from the Greek word for “rainbow”). No matter which one you choose, your child might be rewarded with hope, serendipity, and good fortune.

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Rafael comes out on top as the most popular lucky boy’s name of the year. The moniker is shared by several famous figures, from world-renowned tennis player Rafael Nadal to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character. The name’s supposed luck links to biblical associations since Rafael is the angel of healing.


Victoria is crowned the most desirable lucky baby girl name, with more than 2.6 million people claiming it worldwide. The timeless name means “victory” in Latin, and it also represents the Roman Goddess of Victory. Victoria has been among the top 300 most popular names since 1900. If you'd like a nickname, Vicky and Tory are popular options. 


The feminine Sanskrit name Laksmi ranks third on the list of popular lucky baby names. More than 2.5 million people bear the moniker, which translates to "a lucky omen." It’a also the name of the Hindu goddess of abundance and good fortune.


This adorable baby boy name has Latin origins, and it means “happy” or “fortunate." It’s the 238th most popular name in the world, according to the data from and Those named Felix are bound to feel lucky throughout their life!


You might recognize the name Beatrice from the British royal family (Princess Beatrice is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson). But the name is popular outside of the United Kingdom as well; in fact, more than 1.6 million people worldwide go by this moniker! Beatrice has Latin origins and means “one who brings joy” or “blessed.”  


An Arabic name meaning “lucky” and “happy,” Said is associated with good fortune. The moniker is primarily used for boys. Data from and indicates that Said is the 439th most popular name in the world. 


This boy’s name takes after Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom. Commonly depicted with an elephant's head, Ganesha is said to bring good luck and remove obstacles. The name Ganesh has Sanskrit roots and it’s almost exclusively heard in India.


This cute baby girl’s name means “lucky” or “fortunate” in Arabic. It’s a feminine version of Said, which also makes the list of luckiest baby names! Another variation of the name is Sadiya.


This Arabic boy’s name literally translates to “blessed” or “lucky.” It’s close to the 1000th most popular name in the world, based on the and data. This means that your little one’s name will stick out in a crowd, but they might still come across another person who shares it!


This sweet name is symbolic of more than just the beautiful purple flower. It’s derived from the Greek word for “rainbow,” which is one of the most famous good luck charms!

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