Anakin: baby boy name popularity and meaning

Anakin

A modern invented name (invented by director George Lucas, no less), this one is synonymous with Anakin Skywalker - a.k.a. Darth Vader - from Star Wars. If you plan on raising a little Star Wars fan, this is a fan-tastic name - but if he turns out to hate the movies, being named after them is just gonna suck.

Nicknames:

Ana, Ani, Kin.

Famous people named Anakin:

Musician/actor Annakin Slayd; bobsledder Douglas Anakin.

Fun fact:

The earliest appearance of the name Anakin was in the first draft of the Star Wars screenplay in 1974, when George Lucas was originally going to call Luke Skywalker’s character “Annikin Starkiller.”

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