I just watched a video of a young woman named Luma, and it’s totally a new name crush for me.

I don’t know if it’s used in other countries more often, but I was surprised to see it’s not even in Nameberry’s database!

I’m thinking of it as an alternative to [name_f]Luna[/name_f], in a way. Maybe meaning light via Latin?

What do you think of Luma? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you know any more about the name? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it’s useable? Let me know!

I think it’s a Muslim name, it means sunset I believe . It’s nice :slight_smile: Wouldn’t name my kid that though.

It reminds me both of [name_f]Luna[/name_f] and [name_f]Lumi[/name_f]

It’s usable, but it might be a little strange in an super American family but I guess it’s ok to borrow other cultures names

It’s pretty but I guess I’d worry that people would hear [name_f]Luna[/name_f] first all her life. Not the biggest deal though and that’s easily corrected. Sounds dreamy and romantic.

I know a girl named Luma. It’s one of my names crush since I was a kid, because Luma is older than me. [name_u]Love[/name_u] this name too!

I really like it, but would be worried it’d always be mistaken for [name_f]Luna[/name_f].

I really like it.

I love both Luma and [name_f]Lumi[/name_f]. A quick search reveals that [name_f]Luma[/name_f] does seem Arabic, ok so is [name_f]Layla[/name_f], so I don’t know whether that means anything for you in terms of usability. [name_f]Lumi[/name_f] is Finnish and another favorite of mine.

Luma de Oliveira, a Brazilian woman, is a former model, actress and Carnival queen - she was quite famous a couple years ago.

Thank you all for your replies! It’s nice to know that Luma has Arabic/Muslim ties. While I am not a part of that culture, that would not directly impact usability for me.
I had forgotten about [name_f]Lumi[/name_f], which a few of you mentioned, and yes, it’s lovely!
It’s nice to hear the connections that people make to the name, so thank you for the comments about the friend named Luma and the Brazilian actress as well.
I understand the concern that it would constantly be misheard as [name_f]Luna[/name_f]. That still seems like the biggest con to me. Nevertheless, I’ll keep Luma in my lists.

To be honest, I think you and or your child will probably get a lot of “Did you say [name_f]Luna[/name_f]?”. So if you’re ok with that, then go for it.

It’s pretry but does not mean light in Latin. [name_f]Lux[/name_f] means light in Latin

Luma means “bright” in Esperanto or “pen” in Basque.

pretty!!! there are so many variations of names these days i would go for it! i know a [name_f]Nyla[/name_f], [name_u]Nila[/name_u]…I think luma is pretty and actually prettier than [name_f]Luna[/name_f], the M makes it softer :slight_smile:

I don’t like it. I do think it would be mistaken for [name_f]Luna[/name_f]. What about [name_f]Lumi[/name_f]?

I loveee Luma!! It feels magical without being “floofy” if that makes sense. It has a sophisticated grounded feel to it and although I’m sure it would be constantly confused with [name_f]Luna[/name_f], it feels more mature and antiquated(?) in a good way than [name_f]Luna[/name_f]. [name_u]Love[/name_u] love love! Wish I had encountered this name before I finished having kids! Damn. lol

I think it’s pretty and cute :slight_smile:
It’s actually the name of the star in the some of the Mario video games