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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin: Light

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin: Bringer of light
  • Greek: Patron saint of doctors, artists, and creatives
  • English: Bringer of light

What does Luka mean and stand for?

The name Luka is of English and Latin origin and means "bringer of light." It is a variant of the name Luca.

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How Popular Is The Name Luka

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch: from a vernacular form of the personal name Lucas.
  • Czech, Polish (Łuka), and Hungarian: from a short form of Czech Lukáš, Polish Łukasz, Hungarian Lukács, vernacular forms of Lucas.

Popularity of the Name Luka

According to Social Security Administration data, the boy's name Luka is rapidly gaining popularity, breaking into the top 200 in 2020 by jumping 58 spots in just one year to land at 163. Despite this large increase in popularity, its brother spelling, Luca, is still more popular.

However, it is the 3rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years, the name Luka was at its peak popularity in September 2020.

Luka is rising in popularity in the US despite most of the notable namesakes being from abroad, such as Croatian footballer Luka Modric, Serbian footballer Luka Milivojević, Irish singer Luka Bloom, and Brazilian singer Luka (born Luciana Karina Santos de Lima).

Some American namesakes include actor/comedian Luka Jones and model Luka Sabbat. This particular spelling has been rather popular in pop culture, appearing in The Vampire Diaries, ER, and Bayonetta.

Where is the name Luka popular?

Luca was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Luka:

  • Luke
  • Lukey

Luka pairs well with these middle names:

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