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When you think of the baby name Anakin, you likely think of the Skywalker with the first name who became Darth Vader in “Star Wars.” You would not be wrong in thinking this way, as the movie franchise is where the name option came from. Currently, it is close to a top 700 option for boys.

Meaning of the name Anakin:

American: invented name

Origin of the name Anakin:

Anakin is a completely new baby name from the last couple of decades. It comes from the “Star Wars” franchise as the true name of Darth Vader, the main villain. Parents who love the franchise will love this name option for their child.

Symbolism of the name Anakin:

Anakin means “invented name” as it was made up by George Lucas for the “Star Wars” movies initially. Parents who loved the movie and the sound of the name ended up using it for their own children.

Style of the name Anakin:


Gender of the name Anakin:

Anakin is a boy's name with popular references.

Pronunciation of the name Anakin:


Number of syllables in the name Anakin:


Emotion evoked from the name Anakin:

Anakin feels powerful and trendy. It is slightly nerdy too since it is the popular name of a “Star Wars” character.

Alternative spellings for the name Anakin:

  • Anaken
  • Annakin
  • Annaken
  • Anakin 
  • Annakin
  • Anakyn
  • Anakynn

Nicknames for the name Anakin:

Popularity of the name Anakin:

Anakin became a top 1,000 name in 2014 at rank 956 for boys. The name ascended to the top 800 list for two years in 2016 and 2017. It returned again in 2020 to this list at rank 704.

Related names for the name Anakin:

Great middle names for Anakin and their meanings:

  • Boyce (lived by a wood)
  • Kylo (sky)
  • Carter (cart driver)
  • Beau (handsome)
  • Tucker (fuller)
  • Jasper (treasurer)
  • Lucas (bringer of light)
  • Evan (youth, young warrior)

Famous people with the name Anakin:

  • Annakin Slayd (stage name of Andrew Farrar)

Anakins in popular culture:

  • Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader from “Star Wars”)
  • Anakin Solo (character from “Star Wars Legends”)
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