Luna

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Gender: F Meaning of Luna: "moon" Origin of Luna: Latin Luna's Popularity in 2015: #110

This strong but shimmery moonstruck name has been growing in popularity, undoubtedly influenced by the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood and several high profile celebrity babies. It's jumped 200 places in the last five years, up to Number 110, and Number 40 on Nameberry. And lest you think Luna is a wacky modern invention, the name was popular in the US around the turn of the 20th century, reaching a high of Number 403 way back in 1881.

The name of the Roman goddess of the moon is increasingly popular in Europe--Luna is in the Top 100 in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal.

Luna makes another appearance as the endearing oddball Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series, who was central enough to the story to have Harry give his daughter Luna as a middle name, and as the True Blood teacher-shapeshifter character, Luna Garza.

The most recent celebrities who named their baby girl Luna were Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden picked Luna for their little girl, as did Constance Marie. Joely Fisher and Ellen Pompeo have used it as a middle. Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson have chosen Luna as the nickname they'll use for daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence.

Famous People Named Luna

Gertrude Elizabeth "Luna" Vachon, American pro wrestler
Luna, stage name of Park Sunyoung, Korean singer of girl group f(x)
Luna Bergere Leopold, American male hydrologist; son of author Aldo Leopold
Luna Encinas Cruz (b. 2013), daughter of actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Luna Huffman (b. 2013), daughter of Cassandra Estevez and Casey Huffman; granddaughter of actor Charlie Sheen
Luna Marie Katich (b. 2009), daughter of actress Constance Marie and Kent Katich
Luna Simone Stephens (b. 2016), daughter of singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen
Luna Rose Bates (adopted 2010), daughter of actress Joelle Carter and Andy Bates
Luna Scarlett Davey (b. 1999), daughter of singer Dani Filth of band Cradle of Filth
Luna Mae Akoskin (b. 2015), daughter of actress Leonor Varela and Lucas Akoskin
Luna Victoria Baarz (b. 2015), daughter of actors NIna Bott and Benjamin Baarz
Luna Ivy McLachlan (b. 2016), daughter of Australian rules football CEO Gillon McLachlan
Luna Aristizábal Martínez (b. 2003), daughter of singer Juanes and actress Karen Martinez
Stella Luna Pompeo-Ivery, daughter of actors Chris Ivery & Ellen Pompeo
Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence "Luna" Busson, daughter of actress Uma Thurman
Leyla Luna Frieda (b. 2005), daughter of hairstylist John Frieda
Mighty Luna Behrendt, daughter of comedian Greg Behrendt

Pop Culture References for the name Luna

Luna Lovegood, character in the Harry Potter series
Lily Luna Potter, daughter of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series
Luna, cat in the American version of anime "Sailor Moon"
Luna Garza, character on TV's "True Blood"
Princess Luna, character in animated series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
Luna Loud, a character on animated series "The Loud House"
Luna, character on TV's "The 100"
Luna, character in video game "Virtue's Last Reward"
Luna Maximoff, character in Marvel Comics
Luna, character in the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Luna Inverse, character in anime, manga and novel series "Slayers"
Luna O'Neill, main character in novel "Luna"
Princess Luna, character in "The Adventures of Peter Pan"
Lunafreya Nox "Luna" Fleuret, character in video game "Final Fantasy XV"
Queen Luna of Solaria, character on TV's "Winx Club"
"Luna Petunia," animated series
"Luna," song by the Smashing Pumpkins
"Luna," song by Tom Petty song
Luna, Serbian pop music group
Vulnerable to "loony" teasing nicknames...

Luneth, Lunneta, Lunnete, Lunetta

Luna's International Variations

Lune, Lunette (French)