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Rafael and Victoria ranked as the luckiest baby names in 2023

With searches for “top baby names 2023” skyrocketing by 350%* over the past few months, this suggests that parents are intending to choose their children’s names wisely, in the hopes they flourish in life or receive good luck.

So which baby names will bring luck in 2023? Onlinecasinos.co.uk utilised Forebears.io to find out which names associated with luck are the most desired worldwide. 

They have also partnered up with psychic expert Inbaal Honigman, to delve into what lucky baby names can mean for parents and their newborns.

Highlights from the release:

  • Victoria is crowned as the most desirable lucky baby girl name with 2,626,923 people bearing the name worldwide.
  • The most desired baby boy name associated with luck is Rafael, with 3,160,411 people bearing this name worldwide.
  • The overall most popular lucky baby name is Rafael, commonly associated with boys.

Top 20 most popular lucky baby names:

RankNameGender most commonly associated withApprox. no. of people in the world with name
1RafaelM3,160,411
2VictoriaF2,626,923
3LakshmiF2,570,558
4FelixM2,386,269
5BeatriceF1,687,443
6SaidM1,608,369
7GaneshM1,460,031
8SadiaF1,240,327
9AymanM849,379
10IrisF783,027
11FeliciaF671,122
12RickM616,366
13NgoziM/F453,360
14LuckyM/F449,391
15AmberF363,458
16BonifaceM357,866
17AmerM351,178
18BeataF349,663
19TakeoM341,560
20PennyF242,802

Onlinecasinos.co.uk can reveal that Rafael is the most desired baby name associated with luck, with a whopping 3,160,411 people bearing this name worldwide. Rafael has biblical connotations, being the name of the angel of healing.

Inbaal says, “It’s a wonderful name to pick for a life of healthy living, healthy relationships and healthy decision-making. The feminine version is Rafaella.”

In second place is Victoria, with 2,626,923 people claiming this name worldwide, meaning ‘victory’ in English, descending from a Goddess of Roman mythology. 

Inbaal infers, “Victoria is not subtle about its blessings. Sharing a name with the Roman Goddess of Victory, Victoria draws luck in the field of winning”. 

Various famous figures have embodied this name’s meaning such as Queen Victoria and her victorious rule, and Victoria Beckham with her successful career.

Lakshmi is in third place, with 2,570,558 people named after the Hindu goddess. Inbaal states, “Lakshmi is a Goddess of abundance and good fortune. As Goddess of luck, sharing her name will inevitably bring luck. The name can be used both for baby boys and baby girls.”

Top five lucky baby girl names:

RankNameWorldwide popularity rankingApprox. no. of people in the world with name
1Victoria2062,626,923
2Lakshmi2092,570,558
3Beatrice4071,687,443
4Sadia6501,240,327
5Iris1,202783,027

As mentioned, Victoria holds the top spot for girls. Lakshmi comes in second ranked 209th in the world, with 2,570,558 people bearing this name

Following behind Victoria and Lakshmi, the third most popular lucky baby girl name is Beatrice, with a staggering 1,687,443 claiming this name, just like the UK’s very own royal, Princess Beatrice!

Top five lucky baby boy names:

RankNameWorldwide popularity rankingApprox. no. of people in the world with name
1Rafael1513,160,411
2Felix2382,386,269
3Said4391,608,369
4Ganesh5131,460,031
5Ayman1,094849,379

Rafael holding the top spot for baby boy names and overall popularity, makes it the highest ranked in this study. Famous figures

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