The “Star Wars” films may take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but you just might find a Luke Skywalker or even a Darth Vader here on Earth. In fact, the names of some of the most memorable characters of the seven-part film series may live… right next door.
We took a look at our Names database and found that there are some people in the U.S. have names that reflect Jedi Knights, renegade smugglers… and “New Hopes”.
The Force is strong with a few names—some characters’ names are more common on Earth (and the U.S.) than otherworldly monikers. Do you have a someone from the light or the “dark side” on your block?
Star Wars First Names
101,521 people have the name Luke; the most in Florida: 4,648. Peaked in popularity in 2005.
There are 35,519 with the first name, the most in California (13,127). Interestingly, 74% are women; 26% men, while Han Solo of course was one of the good “bad boys” of the Galaxy.
Rey (Last name has not been revealed)
There are 11,038 people with the name Rey, the most in California (2,795).
There are 3,985 people with the name Leia, the most in Washington (138).
There are 170 in the US, the most in Washington (22).
There are 28 people in the U.S. with the first name Anakin; popularity peaked in 2005, the same year “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” was released.
There are 42 people in the U.S. with the first name Kylo; the most live in Texas (6).
There are 417 people in the U.S. with the first name Poe, the most in California (66).
There are 375 people in the U.S. with first name Lando, the most in Florida (26).
There are 1,272 people with the name “Mace”, the most in Florida (101).
Qui (Gon Jinn)
There are 1,730 people with the first name Qui, the most in California (601).
74 in the US, California + New York have the most, each with 8.
18 in the US, most in Delaware & Illinois (4 in each).
117 in the US, the most in New York (20).
Full Names: (although we suspect these people might be “Star Wars” super-fans):
Darth Vader: There are 2 people in the U.S. with the name “Darth Vader”.
There are 9 people in the U.S. with the name “Han Solo”.
There are 8 people with in the U.S. with the name “Luke Skywalker”.
There are 2 people in the U.S. with the name “Anakin Skywalker”.
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
There are 3 people in the U.S. with the name “Ben Kenobi”.