Luke meaning

: From Lucanus

Luke Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \loo-k\
Number of People 👶 279,000
Rate in 2021 47
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Greek
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Luke Name Meaning

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.


Luke Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Luke
Additional description of the name Luke

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.”

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Additional name description Luke
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The popularity of the name Luke

The Luke name is a popular name since 1955 in the 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 officially popular in the 1990s and ranked in the top 50 in 2001. now, The latest data for Luke shows that this name is No. 31 in the ranking of U.S.

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

From 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 )

The 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

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 his lucky number for Lucas.

Names with the letter L

Lucas, Logan, Lakshmi, and Lola

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Comments on the name Luke
01/14/2024 00:00:00

luke is my friends name and he doesnt get any star wars jokes i luv the name and if i ever hav a son this is wat im namin him some teache's call him "luck" sometimes which makes no sense at all its "luke" as in lukewarm

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I named my second boy Van Luca, just now looking up the origin= "Of Luke" he's 10 :)

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Luke and I have only bet 4 other Lukes in my whole life and I am 26... Its awesome to have a name that everyone knows but don't really know anyone by that name : )

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Well this guy that i liked was named Desmond and he was really nice i guess until he'started to get really mean'to me. Any way i do like this name.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I LOVE the name Luke! Love it! I know so many Lucas's, and they were all so nice and adorable(babies and teens). And my favorite book's main character is Luke <3 I hope to name my first son, Luke!

01/07/2024 01:04:44

We named our German Shephard puppy Raina because it means mighty in German.

12/31/2023 13:36:42

My Boyfriend's name is Justin Luke and i love it he does too not many people have the middle name Luke and i know a few Luke's

12/30/2023 06:09:56

Our grandson is a Luke and a son's friend in HS was our first Luke! It is a fine name and is represented well by our two "Luke's"

12/13/2023 14:10:58

My 2 1/2 years old son's name is Luke, that mean (light), I got from the bible, as soon as I sow the name I knew I had to name my child that if I had a boy .. We get tons of compliments on it and I wanted my child to have different and unique name with a perfect meaning. I LOVE IT ... and Luke really brought light to our lives, he is so sweet, so bright and adorable. Now I here it all the time.....:o)

12/03/2023 00:15:46

I named my son Luke Christopher, and he's getting ready to turn 4. The only teasing he has reci'ved has been from my silly brother-in-law, who slurred his name toghether and said It'sounded like "lucifer". My husband is a pastor, so I'm sure he was ribbing him a little bit :) But, everyone thinks It's an adorable name...and we haven't gotten any star wars jokes to date!

11/18/2023 06:42:52

My name is Luke and I have always thought it was an awesome name.

11/09/2023 13:45:34

My name is Luke, too. I am 8 years old and I think the name Luke is awesome. All my friends sometimes call me Luke Skywalker. Go Luke's!!!

10/27/2023 05:07:36

Only downside: constant Star Wars references from all of the idiotic people you run into. -Luke

10/22/2023 12:51:40

I'm having a boy in September. After much disagreement, my fiance and I have decided on Lukas Levi. I think It's just adorable and I love the meaning behind it :)

10/15/2023 17:09:54

Luke is a great name! My son was born in 2019 and he is named Luke WillI'm. I think it is a very strong name, and did you know that the biblical figure Luke was a "physician."

10/06/2023 10:23:50

My friend's name is Luke and whenever I hear his name I think of Star Wars. I think It's a really cool name. I have not met many people with the name Luke and i love the name!

10/04/2023 15:11:44

I am so happy my daughter and her hubby named their baby boy Luke Anthony. It was the only name they could both agree on as my daughter wanted more unusual names and my son in law wanted the common names like robert, david, etc. Everyone is happy with Luke's name!!

09/24/2023 10:05:32

My name is Luke, and i used to receive alot of starwars jokes, but they stopped once i got to highschool. It's nice having a name that most other people don't have

09/22/2023 00:11:46

I named my son Luke 6 months before the first Star Wars movie. Not too much reference to the movie was ever made. Everyone always told me they love the name. He does too and has thanked me often for choosing it. He is almost 32 and there were no other Lukes when he was growing up.

09/05/2023 00:51:58

My best friend's name is Luke and I love him to death. I hardly ever hear any Star Wars jokes about his name. I think It's an awesome name. I want to name my child Luke Anthony. Love you Luke!!! Lexi

08/27/2023 01:26:44

I love the name, especially from when I first heard it on Modern Family. Definitely plan to name my son this in the future :)

08/24/2023 04:58:10

I'm having a baby in 19 days and I'm calling it luke peter

08/23/2023 00:10:06

I like the name Luke, but I'm wondering if my kid would get star wars jokes if I named him Luke❤️

07/10/2023 09:02:32

My 6 year old is named Luke he doesnt go to school with anyone else by that name'so thats good for him.Luke is from perth australia

06/25/2023 02:33:46

I named my son Luke and to this day I regularly get compliments on it. I LOVE IT!!!

06/18/2023 20:40:46

I think Luke is a sweet name as well as luka, and lukas

06/06/2023 05:05:32

im called luke and i know two othe's dont mind the name except when i was younger the kids always spelt it "luck"

06/04/2023 22:49:18

yeah I know a Rakeem, he is extremely smart and cute he lives somewhere in Moore County whatahunk

05/25/2023 08:18:50

Ive been Luke B. for 29 years now. My favorite comeback when i hear someone say "Luke i am your fater"..... "Hi dad wher's all those years of back child support you owe me❤️" Get's em every time. I love this name.

05/11/2023 20:44:32

The fact that it's Greek and the whole family likes it is good.

05/07/2023 07:07:18

Named my son Luke. My wife thinks it is after'st. Luke, the apostle and physician who wrote the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, but really it was so I could say things like "Luke, I am your father; take out the trash my son, it is your destiny."

04/04/2023 11:47:36

my name is luke .i feel good to havethis name. It'seams noble to me.

04/01/2023 01:47:54

My son's name is Luke Anakin. How could I resist❤️!!!

03/30/2023 11:00:18

I don't like having this name. I was named after'st. Luke but even as a baby my name was ridiculed by own father. Constant Star Wars references and annoying "Lukey-Pookey" nicknames sometimes really get me to the point I feel like legally changing it.

03/13/2023 19:36:36

My first name is Luke Walter. I live in the Philippines. When I was 5-9 years old, people mispronounce my name as Liyok. I haven't met any other person named Luke until now that I am already 30. I named my son Janluke Gabriel.

03/11/2023 12:21:32

my boyfriends name is luke and i love him so much!!!

03/06/2023 02:09:58

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.

02/11/2023 17:31:30

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.

01/19/2023 08:29:28

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

01/13/2023 06:43:20

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 20:30:36

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

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

12/05/2022 06:05:54

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

11/18/2022 19:06:42

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 00:06:08

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 21:02:52

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 21:37:58

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.

10/06/2022 04:34:24

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.

10/06/2022 04:16:46

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!!

09/26/2022 08:17:12

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......

07/12/2022 08:47:42

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

06/10/2022 22:50:06

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

02/25/2022 02:47:42

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

02/06/2022 09:31:48

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

01/30/2022 16:29:24

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 06:10:12

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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Luke FAQs

*️⃣ 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