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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anakin

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  • A user from Australia says the name Anakin means "Warrior".
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Anakin means "Bird; red parrot" and is of Portuguese origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Anakin is of English origin and means "Fallen one".
Other origins: Spanish

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International Interest

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 312 7 305
2017 326 6 320

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International Interest for Anakin

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Anakin as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Anakin

  • How Popular is the name Anakin? Anakin is the 5,655th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anakin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,646 babies born with the first name Anakin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anakin to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • 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 2017 with a total of 320 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 Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida 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 Iaknan. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Anakin born Jul 31, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Cyprus approximately on 1850. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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