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Luna

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21k
in the U.S.
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 Luna

"Luna" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "The Moon". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Lu"na
Senses
  1. The moon.
  2. [Alchemy] Silver.

Etymology: L.; akin to lucere to shine. See Light (n.), and cf. Lune

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
Wiktionary

From Latin lūna.

  1. The name of Earth's moon.
  2. (Roman mythology) The sister of Aurora and Sol; the goddess of the moon; equivalent to the Greek Selene.
  3. A female given name.
  4. A given name for a female pet.
  5. (alchemy) Silver.

Luna was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, German, Latin, Slovene, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Luna

Luna is a singing, actor, presenter, singer, and actress. Luna was given the name Park Sun-young on August 12th, 1993 in Seoul. Luna is also known as Luna.

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Luna Vachon was a wrestler. Luna was born on January 12th, 1962 in Atlanta. She left this life on August 27th, 2010.

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Luna Haruna is a j-pop singing and model (people). Her ongoing career started in 2011. Luna was born on October 11th, 1991 in Tokyo.

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Luna Maya is an actress, model, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Luna was given the name Luna Maya Sugeng on August 26th, 1983 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

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Luna Maximoff is a comics character.

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Luna Schweiger is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Luna was given the name Luna Marie Schweiger by her parent Til Schweiger on January 11th, 1997 in Berlin.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Luna

Diego Luna is an actor, director, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Diego was given the name Diego Luna Alexander on December 29th, 1979 in Mexico City.

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Luna is a singing, actor, presenter, singer, and actress. Luna was given the name Park Sun-young on August 12th, 1993 in Seoul. Luna is also known as Luna.

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He was most active from 2005 to present. Gabriel was given the name Gabriel Isaac Luna on December 5th, 1982 in Travis, Texas, U.S. Gabriel is also known as Luna and Gabriel Isaac (full name).

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Adrianna was born on May 12th, 1984.

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Rubén Blades is an actor, singer, songwriter, activist, and politician. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Rubén was given the name Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna on July 16th, 1948 in Panama City.

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Juan Luna was an artist in the fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Juan was given the name Juan Luna y Novicio on October 23rd, 1857 in Badoc. He died on December 7th, 1899.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 15 15 0
1881 18 18 0
1883 17 17 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 15 15 0
1886 20 20 0
1887 22 22 0
1888 24 24 0
1889 19 19 0
1890 24 24 0
1891 24 24 0
1892 25 25 0
1893 27 27 0
1894 30 30 0
1895 23 23 0
1896 27 27 0
1897 36 36 0
1898 32 32 0
1899 30 30 0
1900 30 30 0
1901 23 23 0
1902 32 32 0
1903 28 28 0
1904 30 30 0
1905 30 30 0
1906 26 26 0
1907 33 33 0
1908 39 39 0
1909 27 27 0
1910 38 38 0
1911 23 23 0
1912 31 31 0
1913 34 34 0
1914 44 44 0
1915 44 39 5
1916 58 58 0
1917 49 49 0
1918 45 45 0
1919 53 48 5
1920 47 47 0
1921 61 61 0
1922 50 50 0
1923 56 56 0
1924 34 34 0
1925 43 43 0
1926 22 22 0
1927 38 38 0
1928 28 28 0
1929 34 34 0
1930 21 21 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 29 29 0
1933 19 19 0
1934 15 15 0
1935 19 19 0
1936 12 12 0
1937 16 16 0
1938 12 12 0
1939 12 12 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 17 17 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 12 12 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 6 6 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 8 8 0
1950 6 6 0
1951 8 8 0
1952 5 5 0
1954 7 7 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 8 8 0
1958 5 5 0
1960 6 6 0
1962 6 6 0
1964 5 5 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 11 11 0
1972 11 11 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 10 10 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 11 11 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 13 13 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 20 20 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 22 22 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 47 47 0
1995 50 50 0
1996 69 69 0
1997 91 91 0
1998 103 103 0
1999 109 109 0
2000 144 144 0
2001 169 169 0
2002 177 177 0
2003 271 271 0
2004 369 369 0
2005 477 477 0
2006 592 592 0
2007 709 709 0
2008 806 806 0
2009 1,014 1,014 0
2010 947 940 7
2011 1,144 1,144 0
2012 1,412 1,412 0
2013 1,743 1,743 0
2014 2,338 2,333 5
2015 2,801 2,796 5
2016 3,651 3,645 6 #77 girl name

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Popularity of Luna as a first name

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Popularity of Luna as a last name

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Common last names for Luna

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  • Harris
  • Turner
  • Roberts
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luna U.S.
  White 8.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luna

People with the last name Luna are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Luna

  • How Popular is the name Luna? Luna is the 1,616th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Luna was the 77th most popular name. As a last name Luna was the 298th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,408 babies born with the first name Luna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luna to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Luna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luna is Saturday, December 14th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Luna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luna was in 2016 with a total of 3,645 babies. That's a lot of babies named Luna!
  • Random Luna Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luna ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 80 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Luna: Your name in reverse order is Anul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anlu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104,518 people with the last name Luna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luna? Luna was ranked as the 298th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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