First name origin & meaning:
French: Given to luck
First name variations: Fortunne, Fortunee, Fortoona
Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: nickname for a gambler or for someone
considered fortunate or well favored, from Middle English, Old French
fortune ‘chance’, ‘luck’. In some cases it may derive from the
rare medieval personal name Fortune (Latin Fortunius).
- French (Fortuné): from the personal name
Fortuné, a vernacular form of the Late Latin personal name
Fortunatus 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 Kelso
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