When choosing a name, parents hope to find one that conveys something positive. In order to discover the trendiest lucky baby names of 2020, Compare.bet examined Nameberry’s Top Baby Names of 2020. The list was narrowed down to reveal which ones are bringing parents-to-be hope, luck and good fortune. 

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According to the research, the most popular lucky girls name is Iris which means “rainbow” in Greek. Asher which means “happy” in Hebrew tops the charts for lucky boy names. Of those surveyed, 94% of those using lucky names think that this will help their child later in life. Of the parents who don’t favor lucky names, 38% would avoid them because they are too mainstream.

The Top 20 Most Popular Lucky Girls Names and Their Meanings:

  1. Iris – Derived from the Greek word Iris, meaning rainbow
  2. Evangeline – Has Greek origin, meaning ‘bearer of good news’
  3. Beatrice – ‘She who brings happiness; blessed’ in Latin
  4. Jade – A precious green stone transmitting wisdom, clarity, justice and courage
  5. Kiara – ‘Bright’ or ‘light’ in Italian and ‘God’s precious gift’ in Hindi
  6. Felicity – Derived from Latin word Felicitas, meaning ‘luck, good fortune’
  7. Winfred – ‘Friend of Peace’
  8. Clover – A traditional symbol of good luck and prosperity, particularly when found with four leaves
  9. Octavia – Derives from Latin Octavus, meaning 8 – which is a lucky number in many cultures and represents infinity
  10. Amber – derived from the Arabic, Ambar, which means jewel

The Top 20 Most Popular Lucky Boys Names and Their Meanings:

  1. Asher – Strong religious connotations such as happiness and joy, or blessings in abundance
  2. Felix – Derives from Latin, meaning happy or lucky
  3. Quinn – Irish Gaelic origin, meaning sense and intelligence
  4. Chance – Often found in Middle English to mean good fortune
  5. Bennett – Stems from Latin and means blessed
  6. Edmund – Meaning prosperity and riches
  7. Benedict – Derives from the Late Latin name Benedictus, meaning blessed
  8. Fisher – Meaning ‘fisherman’, linked with superstitions
  9. Seven – Has English origin meaning inner wisdom
  10. Arley – Rooted in American and Hebrew meaning promise

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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