Meaning and Origin of: Fortune

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Given to luck

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and French : nickname for a gambler or for someone considered fortunate or well favored, from Middle English, Old Frenchfortune ‘chance’, ‘luck’. In some cases it may derive from the rare medieval personal name Fortune (Latin Fortunius).
  • French (Fortuné) : from the personal nameFortuné, a vernacular form of the Late Latin personal nameFortunatus meaning ‘prosperous’, ‘happy’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from a place in Lothian, probably so named from Old English fōr ‘hog’, ‘pig’ + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’; John de Fortun was servant to the abbot of Kelsoc. 1200.