Luna Name Meaning & Origin

Luna

Pronunciation: LOO-nə (key)

Origin of the name Luna:

Directly derived from the Latin luna (the moon). She was the Roman mythological goddess of the moon and is equated with the Greek Selene. Luna can be used as an astrological name for those born under the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Popular Zuni Indian name.
Louna is the popular spelling in France & Belgium.

Alun and Luna are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Luna: | Edit

My twin daughters are named Luna and Stella (meaning moon and star) and I love both their names! - Like the story Stella Luna.

My friend has a twin girls called Luna Etta Rae (Etta after grandmother) and Valentina Jolie Kae (Jolie after sister)
Gorgeous little girls too!! She has two older kids called Harper Nouvel Mae and Noah Henry Jae

My name is Luna and I absolutely love it. I have been complimented on it several times.

Nicknames for Luna: | Edit

Lulu
Una
Loony
Lu
Lunar Eclipse
LuNu

My husband and I often call our daughter Lunar

Meanings and history of the name Luna: | Edit

Luna means 'moon' in Russian, Latin, Italian & Spanish.
"satellite"

Famous real-life people named Luna: | Edit

Luna Leopold - (male) American environmentalist and geologist
Daughter of actress Constance Marie ("Switched at Birth" and "George Lopez")

Luna in song, story & screen: | Edit

Luna Lovegood, character in "Harry Potter" books (with unfortunate nickname of 'Loony')
Lily Luna, Harry Potter's daughter from the same book series.
'Eva Luna' is the eponymous protagonist in Isabel Allende's novel
"Luna" by Smashing Pumpkins (from the album Siamese Dreams 1993)
"Luna" by Bombay Bicycle Club
Luna is Sailor Moon's Cat
Luna Moody, "One Life to Live"
Princess Luna, one of the rulers of Equestria from My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic
Luna is a hero in game Dota 2

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