English word name
"sand hill"

Dune Origin and Meaning

The name Dune is a boy's name meaning "sand hill".

Dune is a name of several layers. It's a modern nature name, like Ocean, Bay and Reef, although rarer, conjuring up images of breezy sand dunes on summer beach days.

It's also assocated with Frank Herbert's Dune iconic series of sci-fi novels. The name increased in popularity in 2021, when the most recent movie adaptation was released.

Dune Popularity

Dune in Pop Culture

  • Doon Harrowcharacter in the "City of Ember" movie/book.
  • "Dune" first book in the Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
  • Dune Baxtercharacter in "The Clique" series by Lisi Harrison