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Gender: M Meaning of Lucas: "man from Lucania" Origin of Lucas: Latin form of Luke Lucas's Popularity in 2013: #23

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Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, to the point where it ranks Number 23, its highest place ever.

Lucas has long been a favorite of TV scriptwriters, from the early black-and-white days of The Rifleman (Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain) to the schoolteacher series Lucas Tanner to the more contemporary One Tree Hill, and the name appears as Lucas Beauchamp in William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust and Light in August.

Lucas Cranach was an important German Renaissance painter and printmaker; Lucas Samaras is an eccentric Greek-born American contemporary artist. Some will associate the name with director George Lucas.

At the moment Lucas is enjoying a tremendous international success. It is currently the Number 1 name in Sweden and Number 4 in the Netherlands.

Note that Lucas and Luke derive from a different root and have a different meaning than Lucius and Lucian.

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Famous People Named Lucas

Lucas Till, American actor
Lucas Grabeel, American actor
Lucas Bolsius, Dutch historian and politician
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Lucas Byron Allen, son of American comedian Byron Allen
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Lucas Triana, dancer in Dance Moms Miami
Lucas Puig, French pro skateboarder
Lucas Castelli (b. 2006), Son of Isabeli Fontana
Lucas Alexander Conrod (b. 2007), Son of Nina Garcia
Lucas Gorham (b. 2001), Son of Christopher Gorham
Lucas Arthur Mathison (b. 2003), Son of Cameron Mathison
Lucas Manu, son of actor Corky Nemec

Pop Culture References for the Name Lucas

Lucas Scott, a main character on One Tree Hill
Lucas Buck, a main character on "American Gothic"
Lucas Castelli (b. 2006), Son of Isabeli Fontana
Lucas Achillae, character in the book Crow's Peak by Sarah Marie Clausen
Lucas, main protagonist of MOTHER 3 and playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lucas is a 1986 movie.
Lucas North, character on 'Spooks' or 'MI-5' played by Richard Armitage
Lucas Wolenczak, character from TV series "SeaQuest DSV"

Lucas's International Variations

Labhcás (Gaelic) Lukas, Lucais, Loukas, Loucas (Greek) Luciano, Lucho, Luciliano, Lucino, Lucio, Chano (Spanish)