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Gender: M Meaning of Luc: "man from Lucania" Origin of Luc: French variation of Luke

Luc is the sexier Gallic cousin of Luke, and if you want to know the difference between their pronunciations, just watch Kevin Kline's hilarious description in the film French Kiss. Peter Gabriel and Sean Patrick Thomas picked this version for their sons--which would also make a cool middle name.

Famous People Named Luc

Luc Besson, French film director
Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player
Luc Jean-Marie Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
Luc Antoine Montagnier, French virologist who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of HIV
Luc Ferrari, French composer
Luc Jacquet, French film director
Lucien James "Luc" Longley, Australian basketball player
Luc Tuymans, Belgian painter
Luc Coulier, son of comedian/actor Dave Coulier

Pop Culture References for the name Luc

Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of The Enterprise Starship in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Luc Cornet, injured French soldier in "Atonement" (book/film)
Luc, bearer of the True Wind Rune in the Suikoden video game series
Means onion in Russian.