[ 3 syll. a-na-kin, an-ak-in ] The baby boy name Anakin is pronounced as aeN-ahKihN †. Anakin is of English-American origin and it is used largely in the English language. The name was created by George Lucas for his Star Wars movie, The Phantom Menace (1999); it is claimed that he named the character Anakin Skywalker after his friend Ken Annakin (1914-2009).
The origin and meaning of Anakin is inherited by all variant forms.
Anakin is somewhat popular as a baby boy name. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s; before that, it was of only infrequent use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2017 with 0.016% of baby boys being given the name Anakin. It had a ranking of #738 then. In 2018, it ranked at #828 with a usage of 0.014%. Among the family of boy names directly linked to Anakin, Andy was the most popular. The name was thrice as popular as Anakin in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Anakin include Amien, Amikam, Anakyn, Anisim, Anjana, Annakin, Annawon, Ansano, Anscoomb, Antuan, Anakoni, Ancelmo, Anjaneya, Ammen, Anjum, Annen, Annsen, Annson, Ansan, and Anscombe.
† Pronunciation for Anakin: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)"