From Lucanus

Luke Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \loo-k\
Number in U.S 👶 279,000
Rate in 2021 47
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Luke Name Meaning


The name Luke meanings and origins

Luke is an English name wich came form the Latin name Lucas, and it's roots are from the Greek name Loukas meaning "from Lucania," referring to the region in southern Italy.

The name “ Luke “ is one of the most popular names all around the English speaking countries

“. You can select the shortened form of this name as a possible nickname for a baby named “ Luke “.

Popularity of the name Luke

The Luke name is a popular name since 1955 in U.S. , it has been on the top 500 in that time , but it got a bump in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.

Luke ranked #97 in the U.S. name ranking in 1980, breaking into the top 100 for the first time.

The name began official popular in the 1990s, and ranking in the top 50 in 2001. now , The latest data for Luke shows that this name is No. 31 in ranking of U.S.

The name “ Luke “ is one of the most common name all around the world. But you should note that this name is not that popular as a baby boy’s name based on the data given by the reliable American resources in the year 1948 in Mississippi.

For instance, imagine that only about 8 newborn babies were given the name “ Luke “ in the year 1984. A total of 2500 newborn babies also bear the same first name as your baby during the year 1984 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was related to the year 2014 with a total of about 10500 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 to the year 2018, this name was recorded 270800 times as in the SSA public database.

This name appeared in the year 1880 for the first time on the popularity charts and about 43 newborn babies were given the name “ Luke “ at that time. This name became a popular name in the year 1970 with a rank of 97 nationwide and was registered 3110 times a baby boy name.

The name “ Luke “ became a common choice in the name selection process for parents in the state of Wyoming in the year 2015. This name ranked 5 with about 28 babies. The all time high record for this name was related to the year 2015 in the state of Texas with about 1300 newborn babies. For the past 60 years, this name was recorded 262000 times in the SSA database.

Also this name is a consistent top ranking boy’s name in the state of Minnesota for about 44 consecutive years, ( From the year 1975 to the year 2018 )

Personality of the name Luke

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Luke “

L is for little, the little things you do

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong

K is for kindness, you always show

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here

If you are considering a nickname for a baby named “ Luke “, you can select the reversed form of the name as well. The reversed form of the name “ Luke “ can be spelled as “ Ekul “!


Famous people named Luke

Luke Bryan

Luke Benward

Luke Evans

Luke Wilson


Names with the letter L

Lucas, Logan, Lakshmi and Lola

Luke Name Origin and History

Is the arrival of your baby coming up and you want a short name with a nice melody? Lucas can draw your attention, since he has a Greco-Latin origin and is closely associated with the Christian faith. In addition, its meaning is very interesting, since it translates as "the man who is enlightened" and characterizes men with great moral integrity.
If you want to know in depth the meaning of the name Lucas, keep reading, that In this MyCuteName article you will find its origin, birthday, personality, its lucky number, you will know the celebrities who bear this name and what is the popularity of the name. Lucas is a boy's name.

What does Lucas mean?
The name Lucas means "the man who is enlightened", "the man who shines" or also “he who illuminates and shines”. It is a vocative that characterizes men with great moral integrity, who are faithful to their ideas and who have big dreams.

Origin of the name Lucas
The name Lucas comes from the Greco-Latin, specifically, from the word Lucius, which translates as "enlightened" or "shining". However, other historians affirm that Lucas has its origin in the Hebrew language and that it means “the man the tornadoes.”

Diminutives and variations of the name Lucas
Lucas is a name that has different variants and diminutives. Among the most used are the following:
Luc, Luca, Luk, Lukita, Luka, Luke, Lukca

The name Lucas in other languages
This is how the name Lucas is written in other languages:
Basque: Luka
German and Swedish: Lukas
French: Luc
Greek: Λουκάς
Hungarian: Lukacs
English: Luke
Polish: Łukasz
Catalan: Lluc
Italian: Luca
Czech: Lukaš
Russian: Лука

Day of the Saint of Lucas
The day of Lucas is October 18. On that date, Saint Luke the Evangelist is honored, who was the doctor and disciple of Paul of Tarsus on his pilgrimage through Egypt. In addition, he was the author of the Third Gospel and the book of Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament.

Numerology of the name Luke
Numerology assigns him the number 2 as the lucky number for Lucas.

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3/6/2023 2:09:58 AM

I love the name Luke with the full name of Lukas. It's so cute yet can fit a man. Every1 in the family loves it.

2/11/2023 5:31:30 PM

i dont have a kid(im only 13), but luke is totally my favorite name! if i had a kid, his name would be Luke Jaegar. not to mention, starwas is pretty awsome in my opinion.

1/19/2023 8:29:28 AM

my sister named her son Lucas Scott. we call him Luke though. I suggested it, and everyone in the family adored it.

1/13/2023 6:43:20 AM

I like my name, although it gets a bit old when every person I'meet tells me to "use the force", or "I am your father!"

12/17/2022 8:30:36 PM

My boyfriend's name is Luke, and I like to call him Luke Skywalker. It is such a good name!

12/14/2022 11:41:26 AM

Love it! Perfect for a child and a man. Just adorable and classic but not over used.

12/5/2022 6:05:54 AM

We are having our 3rd child, a boy, in less than 24 hours. Going with "Aiden Scott" for the name...thanks!

11/18/2022 7:06:42 PM

My son is about to be four years old, and I am surprised by how many other little kids are named Luke. Before he was born, I never, ever even met a Luke before. But I still love it!

11/13/2022 12:06:08 AM

My brother is named Luke. Nobody teases him about it... they think its cool... My mom actually dreamed about naming him Luke, and so they did... Plus my mom and dad are really big Star Wars fans!

10/24/2022 9:02:52 PM

My Son is Luke Anthony and it is just a great name. At baseball games the boys in the dug out chant "luke my son" and everyone even Luke gets a kick out of it.

10/21/2022 9:37:58 PM

My name is Luke and I have always hated it. Aside from the endless Star Wars jokes, I also had to hear things like ?hey puke!? Do your future child a favor and name him something else. Seriously. Lastly, for those people out there that have a child named Luke, please for the love of all things, do not call him Lukey! It's absolutely terrible.

10/6/2022 4:34:24 AM

I named my son Luke, and i've not heard the name'said the'same way two times in a row since. Its either 'look' or 'lyook(as in duke)'. So which is it? I personally prefer the latter.

10/6/2022 4:16:46 AM

I named my baby Luke after Luke Skywalker, so I don't mind. Wanted to name his twin brother Anakin, but my husband wouldn't let me!!

9/26/2022 8:17:12 AM

I named my son Luke after my father in law who was named after the author Luke Short.....I am very happy my hubby and I named him luke because the name suits him very well......

7/12/2022 8:47:42 AM

I love this name, but would love a better meaning :P i saw somewhere that it means "Giver of Light"

6/10/2022 10:50:06 PM

As the'star Wars generation gets older, more and more little Lukes are born. Star Wars debuted May 25, 1989, 20-25 years later...

2/25/2022 2:47:42 AM

I named my son Luke, and I love the name. It's strong and simple.

2/6/2022 9:31:48 AM

My son is called Luke and I just love it. Everyone i've said it to just thinks It's a timeless name. Perfect!

1/30/2022 4:29:24 PM

We named our son Mac (born 2009). We love the name and don't run across too many other Macs. It's an original.

10/23/2021 6:10:12 AM

One of my best friends name is Luke! I love his name and he does too. We are always laughing and calling him Luke Skywalker :) He loves it!!! If I were a boy, I'd want to be called Luke


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Luke?
The origin of the name Luke is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Luke?
From Lucanus
*️⃣ How many people are named Luke?
Almost 279000 people are named Luke.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Luke?
The names of Grace, Madelyn, Madeline, Madilyn, Madeleine