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Gender: Male Meaning of Luc: "man from Lucania" Origin of Luc: French variation of Luke

The name Luc is a boy's name of French origin meaning "man from Lucania". Luc and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Luc is the sexier Gallic cousin of Luke, and if you want to know the difference between their pronunciations, just watch Kevin Kline's hilarious description in the film French Kiss. Peter Gabriel and Sean Patrick Thomas picked this version for their sons--which would also make a cool middle name.

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Famous People Named Luc

Luc Besson, French film director
Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player
Luc Jean-Marie Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
Luc Antoine Montagnier, French virologist who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of HIV
Luc Ferrari, French composer
Luc Jacquet, French film director
Lucien James "Luc" Longley, Australian basketball player
Luc Tuymans, Belgian painter
Luc Coulier, son of comedian/actor Dave Coulier
Luc Gabriel (b. 2008), son of English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel
Luc Laurent Thomas (b. 2010), son of American actors Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent

Pop Culture References for the name Luc

Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of The Enterprise Starship in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Luc Cornet, injured French soldier in "Atonement" (book/film)
Luc, bearer of the True Wind Rune in the Suikoden video game series
Means onion in Russian.


priorvh Says:


I knew a boy in kindergarten who had this name, he pronounced it as “lope”

Too-ticky Says:


I laughed so hard at "Means onion in Russian" from pop references section. It actually doesn't. It takes a hard l like in "look" to say onion in Russian, and Luc pronounced as it's supposed to be means hatch in Russian. Still not a reason to ignore this name, I think it's cute.