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Gender: M Meaning of Luke: "man from Lucania" Origin of Luke: Greek Luke's Popularity in 2015: #28

Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker.

The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Greek physician, evangelist and friend of Saint Paul, the author of the third Gospel, who was also supposed to have been a portrait painter. He thus became the patron saint of doctors and artists. Later Lukes of lesser note have included Luke Duke of The Dukes of Hazzard, Cool Hand Luke, half of the classic soap opera duo of Luke and Laura, contemporary actors Luke Wilson and Luke Perry, and a number of star athletes.

Luke is currently in the U.S. Top 30, and is even more popular in Ireland, where it's Number 7.

Other attractive forms of the name are Lucas and the French Luc. Lucius and Lucian have a different origin and meaning.

Famous People Named Luke

St. Luke, first-century Greek physician and evangelist, author of the books of Acts and Luke in the Bible
Luke Cunningham Wilson, American actor
Coy Luther "Luke" Perry, American actor
Luke Aaron Benward, American actor
Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan, American country singer
Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor, brother to Chris & Liam Hemsworth
Luke Armstrong, son of athlete Lance Armstrong
Luke Brooks, of the Janoskians Australian comedy group
Luke Robert Hemmings, vocalist and guitarist of Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer
Luke Kleintank, American actor
Luke Korns, Youtube personality
Luke Keuchly, American NFL football player

Pop Culture References for the name Luke

Luke Skywalker, main character from the 'Star Wars' series
'Cool Hand Luke', character in the 1967 film of the same name
Luke Atmey, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Luke Wright, main character in the 2012 action film 'Safe'
Luke Ward, character from the TV series 'The O.C.'
Luke Castellan, character from 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians' series
Luke Duke, of 'The Dukes of Hazard' TV series
Luke Ross, character on Disney's 'Jessie'
Luke Matheson, character on ABC Family's "Ravenswood"
Luke Danes, character on the TV show 'Gilmore Girls'
Luke Spencer, character on TV soap 'General Hospital'
Luke Dunphy, character on 'Modern Family'
Luke Brower, character on 'Growing Pains'
Luke Ramsey, character on "American Horror Story: Coven"
Luke Mosby, son of Ted on "How I Met Your Mother"
Luke Chisholm, character from movie "Seven Days in Utopia"
Luciano "Luke" Snyder, character from the TV Soap Opera "As The World Turns"
Lucian "Luke" Graymark (Garroway), character from Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series
Luke, Character from "The Walking Dead Game"

Lúkács, Lucian, Lookaa, Lucan, Lucas, Luchok, Lucianlucan, Locior, Lucius, Luck, Lucky, Luhacs, Luk, Luka, Lukaa, Luken, Lukes, Lukyan, Lusio

Luke's International Variations

Luc (French) Lukas (Swedish) Lukus (Czech) Lukus (Greek)