Latin form of Luke
"man from Lucania"

Lucas Origin and Meaning

The name Lucas is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "man from Lucania".

Lucas is a Top 10 boys' name with a slightly-less-popular almost-identical twin brother, Luke. Like Elijah and Elias, Lucas and Luke come from the same root and have the same meaning and so feel even more popular than they are.

The Latin derivation of the Greek Loukas, the name's meaning references Lucania, an ancient territory in Southern Italy. Along with Luke, Lucas is also related to international name star Luca, while the similar Lucius and Lucian derive from a different root and have a different meaning.

Lucas is enjoying tremendous international success, popular throughout the English-speaking world as well as in a diverse range of countries throughout Europe and Latin America, including Scandinavia, France, Germany, Spain, and Brazil. This makes Lucas the perfect choice for a cross-cultural family.

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. On the literary side, 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.

# 9 in the US

Lucas Rank in US Top 1000

# 34 on Nameberry

Lucas Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lucas Popularity

Famous People Named Lucas

  • Lucas / Wong Yukhei / Huang XuxiCantonese rapper, dancer and singer; member of the South Korean boy band NCT.
  • Lucas Daniel TillAmerican actor
  • Lucas HedgesAmerican actor
  • Lucas Stephen GrabeelAmerican actor
  • Lucas BolsiusDutch historian and politician
  • Lucas Alan CruikshankAmerican actor on YouTube's Fred series
  • Lucas York BlackAmerican actor
  • Lucas TrianaAmerican dancer on TV's "Dance Moms Miami"
  • Lucas Pezzini LeivaBrazilian footballer
  • Lucas LuhrGerman racing driver
  • George LucasAmerican film director and producer
  • Lucas PuigFrench pro skateboarder
  • Lucas HartongDutch MEP
  • Lucas Hauchard aka SqueezieFrench YouTuber
  • Lucas Speed Eichorn "Speedy" Watson aka Speedyw03American YouTuber
  • Lucas Olioti aka T3ddyBrazilian YouTuber
  • Lucas DobreAmerican YouTuber; twin brother Marcus Dobre
  • Lucas Castelli (b. 2006)son of model Isabeli Fontana
  • Lucas Alexander Conrod (b. 2007)son of editor and TV personality Nina Garcia
  • Lucas Gorham (b. 2001)son of actor Christopher Gorham
  • Lucas Arthur Mathison (b. 2003)Son of actor Cameron Mathison
  • Lucas Manuson of actor Corky Nemec
  • Lucas Byron Allenson of comedian Byron Allen
  • Lucas BigliaArgentine professional footballer
  • Lucas PouilleFrench tennis player
  • Lucas Matthew Alan (b. 2020)son of actors Camilla Luddington and Matthew Alan

Lucas in Pop Culture

  • Lucascharacter in MOTHER 3 and the Super Smash Bros. series
  • Lucasa main character in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
  • Lucas Achillaecharacter in "Crow's Peak" by Sarah Marie Clausen
  • Lucas de Beaumanoircharacter in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
  • Lucas Blycharacter in "Lucas"
  • Lucas Buckcharacter on "American Gothic"
  • Lucas "Luke" Parkercharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Lucas Deloscharacter in "Starcrossed" trilogy by Josephine Angelini
  • Lucas Fitzgeraldcharacter on "Neighbours"
  • Lucas Gottesmancharacter on "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Lucas Haycharacter on "Hollyoaks"
  • Lucas Hellingercharacter on "FlashForward"
  • Lucas Holdencharacter on "Home and Away"
  • Lucas "Luke" Jacksoncharacter in "Cool Hand Luke"
  • Lucas Johnsoncharacter on "EastEnders"
  • Lucas Morenocharacter in "Truth or Dare"
  • Lucas Kanecharacter in "Fahrenheit"
  • Lucas McCaincharacter on "The Rifleman"
  • Lucas Northcharacter on 'Spooks'
  • Lucas Robertscharacter on "Days of our Lives"
  • Lucas Rosscharacter in "Evernight" by Claudia Gray
  • Lucas "Luke" Eugene Scottcharacter on "One Tree Hill"
  • Lucas "Luke" Starkcharacter in "Rock Chick" series by Kristen Ashley
  • Lucas Wilderson of Dr. Violet Turner and Dr. Pete Wilder of "Private Practice"
  • Lucas Wolenczakcharacter on "SeaQuest DSV"
  • Lucas Friarcharacter on "Girl Meets World"
  • Lucas "Luke" Danescharacter on "Gilmore Girls"
  • Lucas Bakercharacter in "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard"
  • Lucas "Snapper" Carrcharacter in DC Universe
  • Lucas Sinclaircharacter in "Stranger Things"
  • Lucascharacter in "The Heart of Earth"
  • Lucas the Spideranimated spider on YouTube
  • Lucas van Der HeijdenCharacter in “Skam NL”
  • Lucas Millercharacter on the podcast "The Adventure Zone"

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