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Gender: Female Meaning of Luna: "moon" Origin of Luna: Latin Luna's Popularity in 2017: #37

The name Luna is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "moon". Luna is ranked #37 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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 rising quickly on the girls' names charts. And lest you think Luna is a wacky modern invention, the name was somewhat 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 charts highly 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.

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Famous People Named Luna

Gertrude Elizabeth "Luna" Vachon, American pro wrestler
Luna, stage name of Park Sunyoung, Korean singer of girl group f(x)
Luna Bergere Leopold, American male hydrologist; son of author Aldo Leopold
Diego Luna, Mexican actor
Luna Scarlett Davey (b. 1999), daughter of singer Dani Filth of band Cradle of Filth
Luna Aristizábal Martínez (b. 2003), daughter of singer Juanes and actress Karen Martinez
Leyla Luna Frieda (b. 2005), daughter of hairstylist John Frieda
Mighty Luna Behrendt, daughter of comedian Greg Behrendt
Luna Lampard (b. 2007), daughter of footballer Frank Lampard and Elen Rivas
Olivia Luna Duddy (adopted 2008), daughter of actress Joely Fisher
Luna Marie Katich (b. 2009), daughter of actress Constance Marie and Kent Katich
Stella Luna Pompeo-Ivery (b. 2009), daughter of actors Chris Ivery & Ellen Pompeo
Luna Rose Bates (adopted 2010), daughter of actress Joelle Carter and Andy Bates
Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence "Luna" Thurman-Busson (b. 2012), daughter of actress Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson
Luna Encinas Cruz (b. 2013), daughter of actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Luna Huffman (b. 2013), daughter of Cassandra Estevez and Casey Huffman; granddaughter of actor Charlie Sheen
Luna Mae Akoskin (b. 2015), daughter of actress Leonor Varela and Lucas Akoskin
Luna Victoria Baarz (b. 2015), daughter of actors Nina Bott and Benjamin Baarz
Luna Simone Stephens (b. 2016), daughter of singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen
Luna Ivy McLachlan (b. 2016), daughter of AFL football CEO Gillon McLachlan
Luna Eleanora (b. 2016), daughter of YouTube stars Matthias & Amanda
Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi, birth name of Japanese-American actress Tura Satana (1938-2011)

Pop Culture References for the name Luna

Luna Lovegood, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Lily Luna Potter, daughter of Harry Potter in the "Harry Potter" series
Luna, cat in the American version of anime "Sailor Moon"
Luna Garza, character on TV's "True Blood"
Princess Luna, also known as Night Mare Moon and Princess Selena, character in animated series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
Luna Loud, a character on animated series "The Loud House"
Luna Kom Floukru, character on TV's "The 100"
Luna, character in video game "Virtue's Last Reward"
Luna Maximoff, character in Marvel Comics
Luna, character in the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Luna Inverse, character in anime, manga and novel series "Slayers"
Luna O'Neill, main character in novel "Luna"
Princess Luna, character in "The Adventures of Peter Pan"
Lunafreya Nox "Luna" Fleuret, character in video game "Final Fantasy XV"
Queen Luna of Solaria, character on TV's "Winx Club"
Luna Valente, character on Disney telenovela "Soy Luna"
Luna Noa, character in "Lunar: The Silver Star" video game series
Marisol Luna, American Girl doll
Luna, a jaquin from TV's "Elena of Avalor"
"Luna Petunia," Netflix children's animated TV program
"Luna," song by the Smashing Pumpkins
"Luna," song by Tom Petty
Luna, Serbian pop music group
Luna Mothews, daughter of the Moth Man in "Monster High" show and series
Luna Hale, character in the "Addicted" series
Vulnerable to "loony" teasing nicknames...

Luneth, Lunneta, Lunnete, Lunetta

Luna's International Variations

Lune, Lunette (French)