About the name Luna

About the baby name Luna, at Click Baby Names.com

Note: This article may feature affiliate links to Amazon or other companies, and purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional cost to you. Find out more here.

If you like the name Luna, find out the meaning, origin, nicknames, variations and other information to help you decide if you want to use this first name for your baby.
Name meaning, variations & etymology

Lovely Luna: A guide to the celestial baby name that’s capturing hearts

Choosing a name for your little one isn’t just something to call them– it’s a lifelong gift that carries meaning, history, and a sense of identity.

One name that’s been catching the attention of parents and making waves in baby name charts is Luna. With roots in Latin, where it means “moon,” other languages derived from Latin still use this word today — for instance, luna is the word for moon in both Italian and Spanish.

Luna is a name often associated with celestial beauty and the mysteries of the night sky. 

Pronunciation and rhyming guide

Pronouncing Luna is typically straightforward: It’s Loo-nah. If you’re looking for a word that it rhymes with, think of “tuna.” (That might be a little preview of the wisecracks kindergarteners will come up with.)

Popularity and trends

Luna has been rising in popularity over recent years, both in the United States and globally. According to the Social Security Administration, Luna was the 10th most popular name for girls in the US in 2022.

It’s a name that’s caught the fancy of not just everyday folks, but celebrities as well — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, as well as Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden, named their daughters Luna.

Luna in pop culture

This name has a certain star quality, appearing in various facets of popular culture. For instance, Luna Lovegood is a well-known character from the “Harry Potter” series. In the realm of TV, Luna is also a character on the children’s show “The Loud House.” Its frequent appearance in media has only added to its allure.

Variations and nicknames

While Luna is beautiful in its simplicity, you might also consider some variations to suit your taste or cultural background.

Feminine variations

  • Lunette
  • Lunella
  • Lunaria

Masculine variations

  • Lunis
  • Lunar


  • Lulu
  • Lu
  • Nana

Foreign adaptations

  • Louna (French)
  • Runa (Japanese, though the meaning differs)
  • Lunna (Scandinavian spelling)

A name for all seasons

Luna is a name that transcends seasons, fitting for a baby born under any moon phase or zodiac sign. It’s a name that conveys a sense of wonder and natural beauty, much like the celestial body it represents.

Combining Luna with middle names

When pairing Luna with a middle name, you might try to balance the short, sweet nature of Luna with something a bit longer. Consider names like:

  • Luna Isabelle
  • Luna Madeline
  • Luna Seraphine

Thematic sibling names

If you’re planning for more than one child and like the idea of themed names, you might think about other celestial or nature-inspired names to complement Luna:

  • Orion
  • Nova
  • Stella
  • Celeste
  • Arcturus

Love that name Luna?

As you continue your journey to find the perfect name, Luna offers a blend of simplicity, beauty, and celestial wonder. Its rising popularity speaks to its modern appeal, while its historical and cultural roots add depth and richness. 


Italian and Spanish

baby Name length

4 letters (short but popular name length)

FREE baby name printable

Click below to download a large version of this baby name design! You can create something great with this graphic: print it out and frame it as a decoration for your baby’s room, or use the design for a cut file to use with an electronic cutting machine (such as a Cricut or Silhouette).

After clicking the name image below, look in the upper right for saving and sharing options. This download is for personal use only, but if you know someone who might like one of their own, please send them a link to this site!

Also see these articles