Luka - boys name

Luka name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Luka name meaning:

The name Luka is of Slavic origin and is a variant of the name Lucas. It has multiple meanings and interpretations across different cultures. In Slavic languages, Luka means "light" or "bringer of light," reflecting brightness, enlightenment, and positivity. It is also associated with the day of St. Lucas, which celebrates the patron saint of artists, doctors, and surgeons.

In addition to its Slavic roots, the name Luka is also popular in various other cultures. For instance, in Hebrew, Luka is derived from the name Eliyahu, which means "Yahweh is my God." In Italian, Luka is a diminutive form of the name Luca, meaning "man from Lucania" or "light." The name has gained international popularity due to its melodic sound and versatile meaning.

Parents may choose the name Luka for their son to symbolize hope, intelligence, creativity, or spiritual enlightenment. It carries a sense of positivity, brightness, and the potential for greatness. The name Luka has a timeless quality, making it an appealing choice for families seeking a name that is both meaningful and unique.

Origin: Latin


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Overall UK ranking: 330 out of 4789

138 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (221)

Historical popularity of Luka

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