Some parents believe that the name you give your child can set them up for success.

If you’re a parent-to-be, you’ve probably spent hours pouring over name after name, reading meaning after meaning, spelling out initials, syllables—gah! Picking a name is so freaking tough.

How about a lucky baby name—e.g., one that translates to words surrounding the notion “luck”? I mean, you’re probably feeling lucky to bring a human life into the world, or maybe you just want to set your baby up for luck the rest of his or her life.

Either way, there are some names that might be a bit “luckier” than others. Here’s a list of our favorite lucky girl and boy names—any of these suggestions is sure to bring your little one luck!

Lucky girl’s names

  1. Destiny

    This one speaks for itself. Destiny simply means “luck” or “fate.” It actually comes from the Latin word “destinare,” which translates to “determine.”

  2. Evangeline

    Of a Greek derivative, this classic, beautiful names means “bearer of good news” and “angelic.”

  3. Kiara

    Meaning “God’s precious gift” in Hindi, Kiara also means “bright” and “light” in Latina and Italian. Plus it has a gorgeous ring to it, no matter what you choose for the middle name.

  4. Dalia

    The meaning of Dalia is “luck” or “fate.” Plus, dahlias are our favorite flower. So we’re partial to this one!

  5. Serendipity

    The word Serendipity means “luck” or “chance.” It was coined by Horace Walpole in his fairytale, “The Three Princes of Serendip.” It’s definitely a serene name, if you get our drift.

  6. Felicity

    This one means both “luck” and “good fortune”—so it’s a double whammy of happy.

  7. Moira

    A given name of Greek origin, Moira translates to “destiny, share, fate.” This is a name that will never go out of style.

  8. Lucky

    To quote a young Britney Spears, “This is a story about a girl named Lucky…” This girl is so lucky, she’s a star. And it could probably also be a boy’s name!

Lucky boy’s names

  1. Asher

    Not only does this name sound like the perfect little gentleman’s, Asher means “fortunate,” “happy,” and “blessed” in Hebrew.

  2. Edmund

    You could call him Ed, Eddie, or just stick with Edmund—either way, the name comes from the Old English elements ēad, meaning “prosperity” or “riches.” The “mund” part of it means “protector.”

  3. Felix

    Besides meaning “lucky,” Felix can also mean “successful” in Latin.

  4. Fortune

    What are the chances that if you name your baby Fortune, they won’t have good fortune? Plus, in French, Fortune translates to—you guessed it—“lucky,” This would also make a lovely girl’s name.

  5. Chance

    Take a chance and name your baby boy Chance! If you know English, you know the meaning of this name is “good luck,” “good fortune,” and even “chancellor.”

  6. Merritt

    It already just sounds lucky, but Merritt also translates to “deserving of fortune.” So not only will this baby boy be a lucky dude, it also means he deserves the luck he gets.

  7. Yuki

    One of Japan’s most popular boy names, Yuki means “lucky” and also means “snow.” Let’s hope you don’t give birth in the snow!

Which of these adorable and lucky baby names is your favorite? We can’t choose just one!