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Gender: Male Meaning of Lucas: "man from Lucania" Origin of Lucas: Latin form of Luke Lucas's Popularity in 2019: #8

Lucas Origin and Meaning

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

Lucas is the Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. The meaning of the name references Lucania, an ancient territory in Southern Italy. Lucas is related to the names Luke and Luca; however, Lucius and Lucian derive from a different root and have a different meaning.

Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, and occupies a high rank on the charts.

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 very popular in Sweden and in the Netherlands.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #8

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Lucas's International Variations

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

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