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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Luma

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Luma is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • According to a user from India, the name Luma is of Sanskrit origin and means "Sunset".
  • A submission from Netherlands says the name Luma means "Sunlight" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Luma is of Hawaiian origin and means "The future and light.".
  • According to a user from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the name Luma is of Arabic origin and means "A sign of beauty. (Natural dark outline of the lips)".
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From Armenian լումա (luma).

  1. (numismatics) A currency unit of Armenia, worth one hundredth of an Armenian dram.


  1. The brightness in an image, as opposed to the saturation or chroma.

    luma was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Icelandic, Latin, Molise Croatian, Romani, Swazi, Tagalog, Xhosa, and Zulu

    Notable Persons Named Luma

    Luma was born on December 10th, 1964 in Nova Friburgo, Brazil.


    Luma was born on March 8th, 1975 in Amman.



    Luma Costa is an actor and actress. Luma was born on July 5th, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro.


    Luma Louinord is an athlete for the America FC.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Luma

    Vesa Luma is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. She has been prominent since 2004. Vesa was born on May 12th, 1986 in Pristina.


    Gustave Luma is a sports team member for the Baltimore SC.


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    Popularity of Luma as a last name

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    Common first names for Luma

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Luma U.S.
      White 33.73% 64.26%
      African American 50.17% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 12.03% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Luma

    People with the last name Luma are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Luma

    • How Popular is the name Luma? Luma is the 33,606th most popular name of all time. As a last name Luma was the 37,691st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Luma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123 babies born with the first name Luma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luma 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 Luma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Luma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luma is Monday, November 5th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Luma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luma was in 2017 with a total of 16 babies.
    • Random Luma Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luma is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
    • Weird things about the name Luma: Your name in reverse order is Amul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mlau. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Luma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 590 people with the last name Luma.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Luma as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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