Luke - boys name

Luke name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Luke name meaning:

The name Luke has origins in various cultures and languages. It is derived from the Greek name Loukas, which means "man from Lucania." Lucania was an ancient region in southern Italy. In Christianity, Luke was one of the four evangelists, and his Gospel is the third book in the New Testament. Luke is also associated with the Greek word "leukos," meaning "light" or "bright."

In terms of personality traits, those named Luke are often described as intelligent, compassionate, and charismatic individuals. They are known for their strong communication skills and ability to inspire others. Luke is a name that carries a sense of warmth and friendliness. It is believed that people named Luke possess a natural charm that attracts others to them. Additionally, individuals with this name tend to be creative and have a deep appreciation for the arts.

Overall, Luke is a name with a rich history and positive connotations. It represents qualities of brightness, intelligence, and warmth, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a timeless and meaningful name for their son.

Origin: Latin

Form of Lucus. Light.


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Related names

Lucus , Luce , Lucius , Luke

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Overall UK ranking: 117 out of 4789

496 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (41)

Historical popularity of Luke

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