Name Luna Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Luna


Luna is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Luna?

Luna is a name of Latin origin. She is the Roman goddess of the moon. The sun god Sol is her brother and the goddess of dawn Aurora is her sister. The goddess Selene is her Greek equivalent. Additionally, Luna is considered a name of Hawaiian origin.

What does the name Luna mean?

Luna means “moon” (from Latin “luna”). Besides, Luna means “happiness”, “pleasure” or “enjoyment” (from Hawaiian “luana” = to enjoy).

Luna as a name for your daughter

The meaning of the name Luna is quite obvious, but that does not diminish its beauty at all. If your daughter is your little moon, you are exactly right with the name. Also, the history of the name as a Roman goddess of the moon makes the name Luna all the more special. Our first day of the week, Monday, is also derived from the meaning “moon”. So in Romance languages, Luna is the origin for the name of this day, for example Lundi or Lunes. The popularity of the name Luna also increased in 1999, when the band Loona released their hit song “Hijo de la luna” (Child of the Moon).

Similar names and middle names

If you want to chose a similar name, you could go with Lunette, Louna, Lunara or Luneth. Good combinations with middle names are: Luna Alexandra, Luna Marina, Luna Lilly, Luna Sandrine and Luna Isabelle.

Further facts on Luna

  • A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event, where the moon moves into the shadow of the earth. This event is only possible, when moon, earth and sun align. A total lunar eclipse can last up until two hours and can be seen only from the night side of the earth. But how often does the lunar eclipse happen? The answer is: it happens at least two times a year and at maximum five times. But not all of these eclipses are full lunar eclipses.
  • Luna Lovegood is a character from the “Harry Potter” book series written by J.K. Rowling. Luna is a classmate of Harry and is first mentioned in the book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. Luna is a Ravenclaw and an outsider. She is interested in magical creatures and has an eccentric nature. Later, she nevertheless belongs to Harry’s circle of friends. In the film adaptations, Luna is played by Evanna Lynch.

Pronunciation of Luna

Variants of the name Luna

Louna Lounah

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Popularity of the name Luna

The name Luna is ranked #56 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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