Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Fortunate m. Latin fortunatus 'fortunate, lucky; rich, wealthy; happy, blessed'

The name of one of the seventy apostles, a 1st C martyr, two 3rd C martyrs, two 4th C martyrs, a 4th C saint, and a 6th C saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Fortunate.

Italy
Latin
1522x1532 Fortunato (nom) DSF p. 51, 22
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Fortunate". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Fortunate.