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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Anakin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Anakin

"Anakin" is a name of American origin, and it means "Warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.


First appeared in 1977 in the novel Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker.

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Anakin

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader is a darth vader: sith lord, supreme commander of the imperial fleet, anakin skywalker: jedi master, general in the grand army of the republic, sith, and jedi. Anakin is also known as Darth Vader and Darth Vader (Sith name).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anakin

Doug was born on November 6th, 1930.


How popular is the baby name Anakin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1995 5 0 5
1996 6 0 6
1997 14 0 14
1998 26 0 26
1999 114 0 114
2000 96 0 96
2001 66 0 66
2002 69 0 69
2003 54 0 54
2004 66 0 66
2005 133 0 133
2006 120 0 120
2007 102 0 102
2008 101 0 101
2009 119 0 119
2010 100 0 100
2011 91 0 91
2012 127 0 127
2013 143 0 143
2014 220 0 220
2015 236 0 236
2016 310 7 303

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Popularity of Anakin as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Anakin

  • What name lists does Anakin rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Anakin? Anakin is the 6,064th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anakin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,318 babies born with the first name Anakin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anakin to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anakin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Anakin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anakin was in 2016 with a total of 303 babies.
  • Random Anakin Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anakin is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 17 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Anakin: Your name in reverse order is Nikana. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kaiann. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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