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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Fortune

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese : from fortuna ‘chance’, ‘luck’, possibly applied as a nickname for a gambler or lucky person or in some cases as a continuation of the Late Latin personal name.
  • Slovenian : nickname from Latin fortuna ‘fate’, ‘luck’, probably denoting a lucky person (see 1).
  • Slovenian : shortened form of the personal name Fortunat, Latin Fortunatus (see Fortunato).

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