Comments for the name Anakin

Comments for ANAKIN:

The inspiration of the name is not from a biblical tribe, but a friend and fellow director, Ken Annakin, of George Lukas. [noted -ed]
-- danmac  5/17/2005
According to A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, Annakin is a surname from Yorkshire, England, that goes back to the Norman French name Anketin, itself a form of the Old Norse name Askell or Asketill, "divine cauldron".
-- clevelandkentevans  10/6/2005
While we know the origin is from a friend of George Lucas', it should also be noted that there was once a group of people the Jews defeated named the "Anakim" or "Anakims." These people were referred to as giants. (Deuteronomy 2:10-11 – "10. The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; 11. Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.") Ironically, Anakin Skywalker (or Darth Vader) from Star Wars was also referred to as a giant of a man in many of the books. Therefore, the name could be used to mean a giant-like or generally tall person.
-- melofshanoah  1/11/2006
According to the Free Online Dictionary, the name (not the surname) means "warrior."
-- arrowhead909  3/4/2006
Someone told me that in Latin or something, it means "without family" which is fitting for the character of Anakin Skywalker.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2006
Anakin is Sanskrit for "warrior".
-- kimevenstar  9/14/2007
One source says that Anakin may come from "an akin" - as in "peerless", or "without equal".

Love the name BTW, but just because I'm such a Star Wars-nerd, I could never use it. It would just be too strange.
-- Zanizaila  6/28/2010
Nicknames with the suffix -kin seems to have been used in medieval English (at least according to this site). Wilkin was a nickname for William, Hopkin was a nickname for Hob (Robert), Larkin was a nickname for Lawrence, etc. So I guess Anakin (well, Annakin) could have been a nickname for something in medieval English. A diminutive of Andrew, perhaps?
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2012
George Lucas has said his friend's name being Annakin is simply a coincidence, and any connection between them should be treated as unsubstantiated rumour by this website.
-- AustraLiana  4/16/2014

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