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Gender: M Origin of Anakin: Modern invented name Anakin's Popularity in 2016: #778

Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader, is the antagonist in the Star Wars movies. The name Anakin is given to a few hundred boys a year, and 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.

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