If there was once a bias against this charming and venerable Italian name for possibly sounding too feminine, consider it gone. Since Luca entered the boys' U.S. popularity list in 2000, it has scooted up more than 300 places to Number 185. Popular throughout Europe as well, Luca is currently Number 25 in the Netherlands and Number 2 in Germany. It's Number 41 on Nameberry.
Colin Firth and his Italian wife chose Luca for one of their sons, as did Hilary Duff, Vincent d'Onofrio, Rebecca Minkoff, and Jacinda Barrett and Gabriel Macht.