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Gender: F Meaning of Luna: "moon" Origin of Luna: Latin Luna's Popularity in 2014: #143

This strong but shimmery moonstruck name has been growing in popularity, undoubtedly influenced by the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood. From 2010 to 2012, it quickly jumped 119 places - and now resides at Number 143, and Number 40 on Nameberry. It had an earlier U.S. popularity around the turn of the last century, reaching a high of Number 403.

The name of the Roman goddess of the moon is increasingly popular in Europe--Luna is now Number 38 in Belgium, for example, 44 in the Netherlands, 48 in Denmark and 50 in France.

Luna makes another appearance as the middle name of Harry Potter's daughter, and as the True Blood teacher-shapeshifter character, Luna Garza.

Constance Marie named her daughter Luna, and Joely Fisher and Ellen Pompeo have used it as a middle. More recently, Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson have chosen Luna as the nicdkname they'll use for daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence and Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden picked it for their little girl.

Famous People Named Luna

Luna Marie Katich, daughter of actress Constance Marie
Stella Luna Pompeo-Ivery, daughter of Chris Ivery & Ellen Pompeo
Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence "Luna" Busson, daughter of Uma Thurman
Luna B. Leopold, American hydrologist and son of Aldo Leopold
Luna Park (born Park Sunyoung), Korean singer from South Korean girl group f(x)

Pop Culture References for the name Luna

Luna Lovegood, character from J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series
Lily Luna Potter, daughter of the titular character in J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series
Luna, the name of a cat in the American version of "Sailor Moon"
Luna Garza, character on True Blood.
Luna, a character from Yugioh 5D's
Princess Luna, character from "My Little Pony"
Luna Smashing Pumpkins song
Luna, Tom Petty song
Luna, Serbian pop music group
Luna, a cat on Too Cute
Luna Mikaleson from @tosimfinityandbeyond

Luneth, Lunneta, Lunnete, Lunetta

Luna's International Variations

Lune, Lunette (French)