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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Loki

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  1. (Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor

Borrowing from Old Norse Loki.

  1. (Norse mythology) The god of fire, mischief and trickery; growing progressively evil, he kills Balder, and is bound until Ragnarok, the end of the world.

Loki was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic

Notable Persons Named Loki

Loki Laufeyson is a comics character.


Loki Schmidt was an environmentalist. Loki was given the name Hannelore Glaser on March 3rd, 1919 in Hamburg. Loki is also known as Schmidt and Loki. She breathed her last breath on October 21st, 2010.


Loki was born on March 14th, 1976 in Samoa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Loki

Uraia Loki is a sports team member for the Nadi F.C.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1996 5 0 5
1999 5 0 5
2001 16 0 16
2002 18 0 18
2003 20 0 20
2004 16 0 16
2005 32 0 32
2006 39 0 39
2007 57 5 52
2008 55 0 55
2009 61 8 53
2010 55 0 55
2011 76 5 71
2012 77 0 77
2013 87 0 87
2014 120 8 112
2015 122 6 116
2016 94 0 94
2017 96 5 91

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Popularity of Loki as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Loki

  • How Popular is the name Loki? Loki is the 10,231st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Loki have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,051 babies born with the first name Loki in the United States. That's more than enough people named Loki to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Loki? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Loki first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Loki is Friday, August 25th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Loki born? The highest recorded use of the first name Loki was in 2015 with a total of 116 babies.
  • Random Loki Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Loki is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Loki: Your name in reverse order is Ikol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iklo. 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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