• 145 Jedi
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Origin and Meaning of Jedi

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Jedi is of Unknown origin and means "Space warrior".

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Said to have been adapted by George Lucas from Japanese 時代劇 (jidaigeki) (meaning "period drama" motion pictures about samurai), or perhaps inspired by with the words Jed (King) and Jeddak (Emperor) in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a series that Lucas considered adapting to film.

  1. (fiction) One of a fictional order of beings from the Star Wars universe who are gifted with heightened awareness of the Force.
  2. (religion) A follower of Jediism

Jedi was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jedi


Fun Facts about the name Jedi

  • How Popular is the name Jedi? Jedi is the 30,779th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jedi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 145 babies born with the first name Jedi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jedi to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jedi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jedi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jedi is Thursday, September 4th, 1947.
  • What year had the most people named Jedi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jedi was in 2016 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Jedi Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jedi is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Jedi: Your name in reverse order is Idej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ejid. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jedi born Apr 29, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.


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