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Gender: M Meaning of Luke: "man from Lucania" Origin of Luke: Greek Luke's Popularity in 2012: #37

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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 less note have been 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 40, and is even more popular in Ireland, where it's Number 12.

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

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Famous People Named Luke

Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan, American country singer
Luke Brooks, Janoskians
Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor, brother to Chris & Liam Hemsworth
Luke Robert Hemmings, singer and guitarist from Australian band '5 Seconds of Summer'

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 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 Hazzard' 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 from 'Growing Pains'
Luke Ramsey, character on "American Horror Story: Coven"
Luke Mosby, son of Ted on "How I Met Your Mother"

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

Luke's International Variations

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