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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

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)
Luna Simone Stephens, (b.2016), daughter of singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen

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
Luna Loud, a character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "The Loud House"
Luna, character in The CW's "The 100"
Luna, character from video game "Virtue's Last Reward"
Vulnerable to "loony" teasing nicknames...

Luneth, Lunneta, Lunnete, Lunetta

Luna's International Variations

Lune, Lunette (French)