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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

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.

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.

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Nicknames for Loki

Loki feels powerful and noble. It is a refined and exciting name and should come with a mischievous nickname as well. Below, we've compiled a list of nicknames for the Loki in your life. Feel free to get inspired by one of ours or come up with a nickname that is totally unique to their personality.

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

Loki Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Loki is traditionally considered to be a boys name.

Pronunciation: LO-kee

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Loki

  • Lokie
  • Lokee
  • Lokeigh
  • Lokey
  • Loky

Loki Name Popularity

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.

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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 Named Loki

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