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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Goodluck mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Goodluck

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User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from District of Columbia, United States says the name Goodluck means "Good" and is of African origin.
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Goodluck means "Good will" and is of English origin.

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Goodluck

Goodluck Jonathan is a 4th President of Nigeria, Vice President of Nigeria, Governor of Bayelsa, and List of Governors of Bayelsa State. Goodluck was born on November 20th, 1957 in Ogbia.


Goodluck was born on February 2nd, 1964 in Imo (state).


Goodluck Ole-Medeye is a for Arumeru West, Deputy Minister of Lands, Housing, Human Settlements, Member of Parliament, forArumeru West, Ministry of Lands, Human Settlements Developments, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Goodluck was born on March 14th, 1958 in Tanganyika (territory).


Goodluck Onamado is a sports team member for the Warri Wolves F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Goodluck

Forrest was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1993. Bruce was born on May 14th, 1933 in Hobart.


He left this life on September 10th, 1991.


Abhram Goodluck is an athlete for the Gauhati Town Club.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Goodluck as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Goodluck U.S.
  White 8.16% 64.26%
  African American 38.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 48.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Goodluck

People with the last name Goodluck are most frequently African American or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Goodluck

  • How Popular is the name Goodluck? Goodluck is the 77,525th most popular name of all time. As a last name Goodluck was the 47,966th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Goodluck have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8 babies born with the first name Goodluck in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Goodluck? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Goodluck born? The highest recorded use of the first name Goodluck was in 2010 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Goodluck: Your name in reverse order is Kculdoog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oglkucdo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Goodluck? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 441 people with the last name Goodluck.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Goodluck? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Goodluck as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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