Luna Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: The name Luna is popular in several countries, including Spain, Italy, and Brazil.

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A Deep Dive

Luna Overview

Meaning

Moon

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Comes from Latin word symbolizing the moon.

Pronunciation

/ˈluːnə/

Popularity

Luna has grown in popularity over recent years, frequently appearing in top baby name lists globally.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Popular, Mythological, Cool, Cute, Nature-inspired

Associated Traits

Serenity, beauty, mystery
A Deep Dive

Luna Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Lunetta, Lunara, Lunelle, Selene, Chandra, Aylin, Diana, Levana

Common Nicknames

Lunny, Luni, Loo-Loo, Lunie-Pie, Luna-Bun

Diminutives

Lunie, Loo, Lu

Famous People

  • Luna Vachon
    (American-Canadian Professional Wrestler)
  • Luna Schweiger
    (German Actress)
  • Luna Maya
    (Indonesian Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Luna Lovegood
    ("Harry Potter" Series)
  • "Luna"
    (Film)
  • Luna
    ("Sailor Moon" Manga/Anime)
  • Luna
    ("Luna Nera" TV Series)
  • "Luna"
    (Song)

Places

  • Luna County
    (New Mexico, USA)
  • Luna Island
    (New York, USA)
  • Luna Pier City
    (Michigan, USA)
  • Luna Lake
    (Arizona, USA)
  • Luna Park
    (Sydney, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Luna?

Luna means “moon” in Latin. The name brings to mind the bright, glowing object in the night sky.

What Is the Origin of The Name Luna?

The name Luna has its roots in Latin.

In Roman mythology, Luna was the goddess of the moon, often depicted riding a chariot across the night sky. The name has ancient ties and carries the rich heritage of Roman culture and mythology.

Luna Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Luna in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#102022#102023#112021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Luna

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202310
No change from 2022
7811
(-1146 from 2022)
0.44655
202210
(+1 from 2021)
8957
(+727 from 2021)
0.49953
202111
(+3 from 2020)
8230
(+388 from 2020)
0.45937
202014
(+2 from 2019)
7842
(+47 from 2019)
0.44363
201916
(+7 from 2018)
7795
(+863 from 2018)
0.42482
201823
(+14 from 2017)
6932
(+1578 from 2017)
0.37276
201737
(+40 from 2016)
5354
(+1669 from 2016)
0.28341
201677
(+35 from 2015)
3685
(+877 from 2015)
0.19035
2015112
(+30 from 2014)
2808
(+468 from 2014)
0.14394
2014142
(+41 from 2013)
2340
(+593 from 2013)
0.11961
2013183
(+41 from 2012)
1747
(+333 from 2012)
0.09063
2012224
(+55 from 2011)
1414
(+269 from 2011)
0.07291
2011279
(+63 from 2010)
1145
(+203 from 2010)
0.05909
2010342
(-18 from 2009)
942
(-73 from 2009)
0.04804
2009324
(+73 from 2008)
1015
(+208 from 2008)
0.05012
2008397
(+55 from 2007)
807
(+94 from 2007)
0.03874
2007452
(+60 from 2006)
713
(+121 from 2006)
0.03369
2006512
(+82 from 2005)
592
(+115 from 2005)
0.02832
2005594
(+129 from 2004)
477
(+108 from 2004)
0.02350
2004723
(+165 from 2003)
369
(+98 from 2003)
0.01829
2003888
(+268 from 2002)
271
(+93 from 2002)
0.01351
20021156
(+50 from 2001)
178
(+9 from 2001)
0.00901
20011206
(+112 from 2000)
169
(+25 from 2000)
0.00853
20001318
(+230 from 1999)
144
(+35 from 1999)
0.00722
19991548
(+39 from 1998)
109
(+6 from 1998)
0.00560
19981587
(+120 from 1997)
103
(+12 from 1997)
0.00531
19971707
(+307 from 1996)
91
(+22 from 1996)
0.00477
19962014
(+502 from 1995)
69
(+19 from 1995)
0.00360
19952516
(+111 from 1994)
50
(+3 from 1994)
0.00260
19942627
(+1766 from 1993)
47
(+24 from 1993)
0.00241
19934393
(+134 from 1992)
23
(+1 from 1992)
0.00117
19924527
(-31 from 1991)
22
No change from 1991
0.00110
19914496
(+1339 from 1990)
22
(+7 from 1990)
0.00108
19905835
(-1313 from 1989)
15
(-5 from 1989)
0.00073
19894522
(+543 from 1988)
20
(+4 from 1988)
0.00100
19885065
(+6259 from 1987)
16
(+11 from 1987)
0.00083
198711324
(-5865 from 1986)
5
(-8 from 1986)
0.00027
19865459
(+2102 from 1985)
13
(+5 from 1985)
0.00070
19857561
(-1664 from 1984)
8
(-3 from 1984)
0.00043
19845897
(+808 from 1983)
11
(+2 from 1983)
0.00061
19836705
(-1171 from 1982)
9
(-3 from 1982)
0.00050
19825534
(+351 from 1981)
12
(+1 from 1981)
0.00066
19815885
(+434 from 1980)
11
(+1 from 1980)
0.00062
19806319
(+994 from 1979)
10
(+2 from 1979)
0.00056
19797313
(+338 from 1978)
8
(+1 from 1978)
0.00046
19787651
(-759 from 1977)
7
(-1 from 1977)
0.00043
19776892
(-281 from 1976)
8
No change from 1976
0.00049
19766611
(-628 from 1975)
8
(-1 from 1975)
0.00051
19755983
(+2791 from 1974)
9
(+4 from 1974)
0.00058
19748774
(-3982 from 1972)
5
(-6 from 1972)
0.00032
19730
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19724792
(-32 from 1970)
11
No change from 1970
0.00068
19710
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19704760
(-564 from 1969)
11
(-1 from 1969)
0.00060
19694196
(+2571 from 1964)
12
(+7 from 1964)
0.00068
19680
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19670
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19660
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19650
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19646767
(-910 from 1962)
5
(-1 from 1962)
0.00026
19630
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19625857
(-161 from 1960)
6
No change from 1960
0.00030
19610
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19605696
(+410 from 1958)
6
(+1 from 1958)
0.00029
19590
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19586106
(-1571 from 1957)
5
(-3 from 1957)
0.00024
19574535
(+1418 from 1956)
8
(+3 from 1956)
0.00038
19565953
(-1298 from 1954)
5
(-2 from 1954)
0.00024
19550
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19544655
(+908 from 1952)
7
(+2 from 1952)
0.00035
19530
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19525563
(-1552 from 1951)
5
(-3 from 1951)
0.00026
19514011
(+727 from 1950)
8
(+2 from 1950)
0.00043
19504738
(-846 from 1949)
6
(-2 from 1949)
0.00034
19493892
(-299 from 1948)
8
(-1 from 1948)
0.00046
19483593
(+824 from 1946)
9
(+3 from 1946)
0.00052
19470
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19464417
(-1030 from 1945)
6
(-2 from 1945)
0.00037
19453387
(-762 from 1944)
8
(-4 from 1944)
0.00059
19442625
(+415 from 1943)
12
(+2 from 1943)
0.00088
19433040
(-923 from 1942)
10
(-7 from 1942)
0.00070
19422117
(+280 from 1941)
17
(+4 from 1941)
0.00122
19412397
(+811 from 1940)
13
(+5 from 1940)
0.00104
19403208
(-792 from 1939)
8
(-4 from 1939)
0.00068
19392416
(+30 from 1938)
12
No change from 1938
0.00106
19382446
(-448 from 1937)
12
(-4 from 1937)
0.00105
19371998
(+388 from 1936)
16
(+4 from 1936)
0.00145
19362386
(-607 from 1935)
12
(-7 from 1935)
0.00111
19351779
(+308 from 1934)
19
(+4 from 1934)
0.00175
19342087
(-314 from 1933)
15
(-4 from 1933)
0.00139
19331773
(-391 from 1932)
19
(-10 from 1932)
0.00182
19321382
(+493 from 1931)
29
(+11 from 1931)
0.00262
19311875
(-127 from 1930)
18
(-3 from 1930)
0.00163
19301748
(-466 from 1929)
21
(-13 from 1929)
0.00180
19291282
(+220 from 1928)
34
(+6 from 1928)
0.00294
19281502
(-224 from 1927)
28
(-10 from 1927)
0.00234
19271278
(+552 from 1926)
38
(+16 from 1926)
0.00307
19261830
(-670 from 1925)
22
(-22 from 1925)
0.00179
19251160
(+249 from 1924)
44
(+10 from 1924)
0.00348
19241409
(-404 from 1923)
34
(-22 from 1923)
0.00262
19231005
(+73 from 1922)
56
(+6 from 1922)
0.00447
19221078
(-132 from 1921)
50
(-11 from 1921)
0.00401
1921946
(+141 from 1920)
61
(+14 from 1920)
0.00477
19201087
(-45 from 1919)
47
(-1 from 1919)
0.00378
19191042
(+49 from 1918)
48
(+3 from 1918)
0.00409
19181091
(-89 from 1917)
45
(-4 from 1917)
0.00374
19171002
(-115 from 1916)
49
(-9 from 1916)
0.00436
1916887
(+188 from 1915)
58
(+19 from 1915)
0.00534
19151075
(-197 from 1914)
39
(-5 from 1914)
0.00381
1914878
(+35 from 1913)
44
(+10 from 1913)
0.00552
1913913
(-10 from 1912)
34
(+3 from 1912)
0.00519
1912903
(-5 from 1911)
31
(+8 from 1911)
0.00528
1911898
(-207 from 1910)
23
(-15 from 1910)
0.00521
1910691
(+82 from 1909)
38
(+11 from 1909)
0.00906
1909773
(-171 from 1908)
27
(-12 from 1908)
0.00734
1908602
(+47 from 1907)
39
(+6 from 1907)
0.01100
1907649
(+67 from 1906)
33
(+7 from 1906)
0.00978
1906716
(-74 from 1905)
26
(-4 from 1905)
0.00830
1905642
(-13 from 1904)
30
No change from 1904
0.00968
1904629
(-1 from 1903)
30
(+2 from 1903)
0.01026
1903628
(-45 from 1902)
28
(-4 from 1902)
0.01006
1902583
(+76 from 1901)
32
(+9 from 1901)
0.01142
1901659
(-20 from 1900)
23
(-7 from 1900)
0.00905
1900639
(-89 from 1899)
30
No change from 1899
0.00944
1899550
(+21 from 1898)
30
(-2 from 1898)
0.01212
1898571
(-94 from 1897)
32
(-4 from 1897)
0.01167
1897477
(+117 from 1896)
36
(+9 from 1896)
0.01450
1896594
(+44 from 1895)
27
(+4 from 1895)
0.01071
1895638
(-111 from 1894)
23
(-7 from 1894)
0.00931
1894527
(+8 from 1893)
30
(+3 from 1893)
0.01271
1893535
(+19 from 1892)
27
(+2 from 1892)
0.01199
1892554
(-30 from 1891)
25
(+1 from 1891)
0.01112
1891524
(+14 from 1890)
24
No change from 1890
0.01221
1890538
(+51 from 1889)
24
(+5 from 1889)
0.01190
1889589
(-77 from 1888)
19
(-5 from 1888)
0.01004
1888512
(-41 from 1887)
24
(+2 from 1887)
0.01267
1887471
(+20 from 1886)
22
(+2 from 1886)
0.01415
1886491
(+66 from 1885)
20
(+5 from 1885)
0.01301
1885557
(-78 from 1884)
15
(-3 from 1884)
0.01057
1884479
(-14 from 1883)
18
(+1 from 1883)
0.01308
1883465
(-72 from 1881)
17
(-1 from 1881)
0.01416
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1881393
(+42 from 1880)
18
(+3 from 1880)
0.01821
1880435
First SSA data recorded
15
First SSA data recorded
0.01537

American States Popularity Rankings for Luna

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

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New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#112021#92022#102023

Arizona (AZ)

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Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#222021#132022#172023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#282021#142022#142023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#182021#122022#172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#122021#92022#162023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#132021#122022#132023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#292021#352022#222023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#112021#92022#232023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#342021#262022#242023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#192021#112022#162023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#152021#112022#162023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#172021#122022#162023

Tennessee (TN)

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Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#172021#162022#312023

Oregon (OR)

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Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#62021#32022#72023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#222021#482022#172023

Missouri (MO)

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Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#312021#242022#292023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#352021#92022#212023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#272021#292022#262023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#112021#122022#182023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#222021#332022#332023

Connecticut (CT)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Alabama (AL)

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Kansas (KS)

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Louisiana (LA)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Iowa (IA)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Idaho (ID)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Maine (ME)

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Delaware (DE)

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Alaska (AK)

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Montana (MT)

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South Dakota (SD)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#572021#382022#362023

Popularity Rankings for Luna in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
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U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#82021#62022#8First half of 2023

Popularity in Greenland

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Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#342020#302021#172022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#302021#212022#262023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#432020#292021#222022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#322020#282021#242022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#292021#272022#282023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#312021#342022#322023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#332021#362022#392023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#512021#352022#332023

Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#592021#372022#372023

Popularity in Croatia

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Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#582020#492021#452022

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#722021#682022#462023

Popularity in Italy

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Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#532013#792014#782015

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#872020#592021#572022

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#812019#802020#582021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#672021#602022#682023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#682022#2352023

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#982018#772021#722022

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#902020#1002021#822022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#962021#902022#1032023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1232021#1212022#952023

Popularity in Hungary

Hungary flagHungary#1002023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#1272016#1182017#1192018

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1642021#1532022#1402023

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#1462020

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#2772020#2622021

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Luna a Name for Boys or Girls?

Luna is primarily a feminine name, appreciated for its simplicity and beauty.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Luna

Luna in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Luna Vachon (Professional Wrestler, 1962–2010): An American-Canadian wrestler known for her unique style and charisma in the ring.
  • Luna Blaise (Actress, born 2001): An American actress recognized for her role in the TV series "Manifest."
  • Luna Lauren Velez (Actress, born 1964): A talented actress known for her performances in "Dexter" and "Oz."
  • Luna Schweiger (Actress, born 1997): A German actress noted for her roles in German cinema.
  • Luna Maya (Actress, born 1983): An Indonesian actress and singer.
  • Luna Lovegood ("Harry Potter" Series, 1997 Books, 2001 Films): A quirky and kind-hearted witch who is a loyal friend to Harry Potter.
  • "Luna" (2014 Film): An animated short film about a young girl discovering her destiny.
  • Luna ("Sailor Moon," 1991 Manga Series/Anime): A talking cat who guides the Sailor Guardians.
  • Luna ("Luna Nera" 2020 TV Series): A series about a young woman accused of witchcraft in 17th-century Italy.
  • "Luna" (2014 Song): A popular indie rock song by Bombay Bicycle Club, celebrating the moon's beauty.
  • Luna County (New Mexico, USA): A county in New Mexico known for its scenic desert landscapes.
  • Luna Island (New York, USA): A small island in the Niagara River, offering picturesque views of the falls.
  • Luna Pier City (Michigan, USA): A lakeside city known for its beautiful pier and beach on Lake Erie.
  • Luna Lake (Arizona, USA): A scenic lake popular for fishing and camping in the White Mountains.
  • Luna Park (Sydney, Australia): A famous amusement park with historic rides and attractions by the harbor.

Similar Names to Luna

  • Lina
  • Lana
  • Lola
  • Lyla
  • Lina
  • Leona
  • Lena
  • Lucia
  • Selena
  • Diana
  • Chandra
  • Aylin
  • Artemis
  • Cynthia
  • Kamaria
  • Phoebe
  • Lunette
  • Mahina

Sibling Names for Luna