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When you hear the name Loki, you likely initially think of the character in Marvel movies. This baby name dates back to Old Norse mythology, as he is a trickster god. In modern times, Loki is a top 2,500 option for boys.

Meaning of the name Loki:

Norse: knot, lock
German: knot, lock

Origin of the name Loki:

Loki originated in the Norse culture. The meaning is unsure, but most agree that it comes from the German word “luka.” Loki was the Norse god associated with magic, being a trickster, and shapeshifting. Loki became popular in modern times because of the character from Marvel comics. He is the brother of Thor, as illustrated by the movies.

Symbolism of the name Loki:

Loki's meaning is unsure, but most agree that it comes from the Germanic root “luka.” “Luka” translates to “knot” or “lock” in English. Loki was the god of magic and tricks, making the interpretation understandable.

Style of the name Loki:


Gender of the name Loki:

Loki is a powerful name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Loki:


Number of syllables in the name Loki:


Emotion evoked from the name Loki:

Loki feels powerful and noble. It is a refined and exciting baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Loki:

  • Lokie
  • Lokee
  • Lokeigh
  • Lokey
  • Loky

Nicknames for the name Loki:

  • Lolo
  • Lo
  • Lok
  • Oki
  • Ki
  • Kiki

Popularity of the name Loki:

Loki has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, Loki is on the top 2,500 list. It is number 2,491 for boys.

Related names for the name Loki:

Great middle names for Loki and their meanings:

  • Alexander (defender of men)
  • Ryan (little king)
  • Magnus (great, magnificent)
  • Carlson (free man, son of a free man)
  • Erik (ever ruler, eternal ruler
  • Emil (rival, to strive, to excel)
  • Svein (young man, young warrior)
  • Andreas (man, male)

Famous people with the name Loki:

  • Loki Crichton (rugby player)

Lokis in popular culture:

  • Loki Laufeyson (Marvel Comics character)
  • Loki (character from “Dogma”)
  • Loki Freezis (character from the “Evillious Chronicles”)
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