Updated January 26, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Light; laidback
  • Latin : Bringer of light
  • Greek : Patron saint of doctors, artists, and creatives
  • English : Bringer of light

What does Luke mean and stand for?

The name Luke comes from the Greek name Loukas, meaning "man from Lucania." Luke later became a derivation from Lucas. The name constantly tops the charts in America, but it is most popular in Ireland.

Syllables: 1

Boy name variations

Luc

Luc

+ 12% this year
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Lucca

Lucca

- 6% this year
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Lucas

Lucas

- 6% this year
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Luces

Luces

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Luka

Luka

+ 2% this year
Neutral
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Lukas

Lukas

- 12% this year
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Lukes

Lukes

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Lukus

Lukus

- 35% this year
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Luckas

Luckas

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Luchas

Luchas

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Luca

Luca

+ 13% this year
Neutral
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Lucais

Lucais

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Lucan

Lucan

+ 90% this year
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Lucian

Lucian

+ 16% this year
Masculine
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Lucien

Lucien

+ 12% this year
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Lucius

Lucius

+ 20% this year
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Luciano

Luciano

+ 22% this year
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Lukyan

Lukyan

+ 20% this year
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Lukian

Lukian

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Lukács

Lukács

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How Popular Is The Name Luke

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
  • English : habitational name for someone from Liège in Belgium (Dutch Luik).
  • North German (Lüke) : from a short form of Lüdeke; Luedecke.

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Luke has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2000, and slowly increasing to the top 30 before falling back down in 2019.

However, it is the 19th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Luke was at its peak popularity in February 2019.

Luke originated as a short form of Lucas, which originated from the Greek name Loukas. The name quickly gained popularity due to a first-century Greek physician named Luke, who was also a friend of Saint Paul and author of the third Gospel of the New Testament. This man later became the saint of doctors and artists. Of course, the name is now popular due to various athletes, actors, and of course, Luke Skywalker.

Where is it Popular?

Luke was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Luke

  • Lou
  • Luca
  • Lukey

Pairs well with these middle names

 

Origin and Meaning of Luke