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Gender: Male Origin of Anakin: Modern invented name Anakin's Popularity in 2017: #738

The name Anakin is a boy's name . Anakin is ranked #738 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Badass Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "New: Movie Title Family Name Game!".

From the experts:

Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader, is the antagonist in the original Star Wars trilogy. The name Anakin first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. Its meaning is unknown but is thought to be an homage to a friend of George Lucas.

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Famous People Named Anakin

Anakin Slayd, musical artist
Douglas Thomas Anakin, Canadian bobsledder

Pop Culture References for the name Anakin

Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader, a main character in the Star Wars series
Anakin Solo, grandson of Darth Vader in the Star Wars Legends series