Gender: Female Meaning of Luna: "moon" Origin of Luna: Latin Luna's Popularity in 2018: #23

Luna Origin and Meaning

The name Luna is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "moon".

The name of the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is derived straight from the Latin word for moon, luna. Luna’s divine complement is Sol, the god of the Sun. In Roman art, Luna is often depicted driving a chariot.

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. Luna 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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Rank in US: #23

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Famous People Named Luna

Pop Culture References for the name Luna

Luneth, Lunneta, Lunnete, Lunetta

Luna's International Variations

Lune, Lunette (French)


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