Baby names: The luckiest monikers of 2020 revealed, with Iris and Asher topping the list

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Choosing a baby name can be a mean feat, especially as there are never a lack of monikers to choose from.

And, just to make things harder, there has been a re-emergence of Victorian baby names as of late that have become increasingly popular options for newborns, as well as names based on feminist heroes, such as Emmeline and Amelia.

If that’s not enough, there’s also the list of most fashionable baby names to sift through, as well as a list of baby names which parents regret calling their offspring, which you might want to steer clear of.

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All in all, there are a lot of names at your fingertips which, you may agree, makes things somewhat harder as opposed to easier.

And we’re here to throw even more monikers into the mix, as a list detailing the luckiest baby names has now been released, courtesy of Compare.bet and Nameberry.

Website Compare.bet took a look at Nameberry’s Top Baby Names of 2020 to reveal which are bringing parents-to-be hope, luck and good fortune and they are as follows…

The most popular lucky girls names

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


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The most popular lucky boys names

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

So there you have it, the luckiest girls name is in fact Iris, and for boys the name Asher takes the lucky crown.

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Website Compare.bet who carried out the research also examined why parents tend to choose ‘lucky’ baby names.

They surveyed 3,428 parents to ask them if they would consider a luck-loaded name and over three quarters, 78 per cent, said they would.

The remaining 22 per cent disliked the idea of a ‘lucky’ baby name.

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