Baby Names Inspired by Star Wars

With epic music and action, Star Wars has inspired geeks everywhere - including on how to name their children. Beyond the famous characters, Lucas (as in George Lucas) and Star (as in Star Wars) even had spikes around the release of the films. The name Star had a spike when Episode 1 started filming - 2 years before its actual release. We've highlighted each movie release in the charts to make it easier to spot the trends. The originals were released during the late 70s and early 80s, episodes 1-3 in the early 2000s, and the most recent films after 2015.

#1 LUKE Skywalker

50,000
Babies named for Luke Skywalker
261,584 Total Boys Named Luke
About the Baby Name Luke
Babies Named Luke by Year

#2 LEIA Organa

8,000
Babies named for Leia Organa
9,732 Total Girls Named Leia
About the Baby Name Leia
Babies Named Leia by Year

#3 LUCAS

8,000
Babies named for Lucas (George Lucas)
239,865 Total Boys Named Lucas
About the Baby Name Lucas
Babies Named Lucas by Year

#4 ANAKIN Skywalker

2,000
Babies named for Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader)
2,633 Total Boys Named Anakin
About the Baby Name Anakin
Babies Named Anakin by Year

#5 STAR

2,000
Babies named for Star
7,387 Total Girls Named Star
About the Baby Name Star
Babies Named Star by Year

#6 HAN Solo

500
Babies named for Han Solo
570 Total Boys Named Han
About the Baby Name Han
Babies Named Han by Year

#7 KYLO Ren

300
Babies named for Kylo Ren
463 Total Boys Named Kylo
About the Baby Name Kylo
Babies Named Kylo by Year

#8 JEDI

150
Babies named for Jedi
166 Total Boys Named Jedi
About the Baby Name Jedi
Babies Named Jedi by Year

#9 REY

150
Babies named for Rey
21,935 Total Girls Named Rey/Rae
About the Baby Name Rey
About the Baby Name Rae
Babies Named Rey by Year
Babies Named Rae by Year

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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.

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