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Gender: Male Meaning of Lucas: "man from Lucania" Origin of Lucas: Latin form of Luke Lucas's Popularity in 2017: #11

The name Lucas is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "man from Lucania". Lucas is ranked #11 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or that - with a twist!".

From the experts:

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.

Note that Lucas and Luke derive from a different root and have a different meaning than Lucius and Lucian.

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Famous People Named Lucas

Lucas / Wong Yukhei / Huang Xuxi, Cantonese rapper, dancer and singer; member of the South Korean boy band NCT.
Lucas Daniel Till, American actor
Lucas Hedges, American actor
Lucas Stephen Grabeel, American actor
Lucas Bolsius, Dutch historian and politician
Lucas Alan Cruikshank, American actor on YouTube's Fred series
Lucas York Black, American actor
Lucas Triana, American dancer on TV's "Dance Moms Miami"
Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian footballer
Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
George Lucas, American film director and producer
Lucas Puig, French pro skateboarder
Lucas Hartong, Dutch MEP
Lucas Hauchard aka Squeezie, French YouTuber
Lucas Speed Eichorn "Speedy" Watson aka Speedyw03, American YouTuber
Lucas Olioti aka T3ddy, Brazilian YouTuber
Lucas Dobre, American 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 Manu, son of actor Corky Nemec
Lucas Byron Allen, son of comedian Byron Allen
Lucas Biglia, Argentine professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Lucas

Lucas, character in MOTHER 3 and the Super Smash Bros. series
Lucas, a main character in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Lucas Achillae, character in "Crow's Peak" by Sarah Marie Clausen
Lucas de Beaumanoir, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
Lucas Bly, character in "Lucas"
Lucas Buck, character on "American Gothic"
Lucas "Luke" Parker, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Lucas Delos, character in "Starcrossed" trilogy by Josephine Angelini
Lucas Fitzgerald, character on "Neighbours"
Lucas Gottesman, character on "Pretty Little Liars"
Lucas Hay, character on "Hollyoaks"
Lucas Hellinger, character on "FlashForward"
Lucas Holden, character on "Home and Away"
Lucas "Luke" Jackson, character in "Cool Hand Luke"
Lucas Johnson, character on "EastEnders"
Lucas Moreno, character in "Truth or Dare"
Lucas Kane, character in "Fahrenheit"
Lucas McCain, character on "The Rifleman"
Lucas North, character on 'Spooks'
Lucas Roberts, character on "Days of our Lives"
Lucas Ross, character in "Evernight" by Claudia Gray
Lucas "Luke" Eugene Scott, character on "One Tree Hill"
Lucas "Luke" Stark, character in "Rock Chick" series by Kristen Ashley
Lucas Wilder, son of Dr. Violet Turner and Dr. Pete Wilder of "Private Practice"
Lucas Wolenczak, character on "SeaQuest DSV"
Lucas Friar, character on "Girl Meets World"
Lucas "Luke" Danes, character on "Gilmore Girls"
Lucas Baker, character in "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard"
Lucas "Snapper" Carr, character in DC Universe
Lucas Sinclair, character in "Stranger Things"
Lucas, character in "The Heart of Earth"
Lucas the Spider, animated spider on YouTube

Lucas's International Variations

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


TechnoKitten Says:


In the country I live in,Lucas is definitely the 1 most popular name.

Kylae87 Says:


I’m terrible, but all I can think of when I hear Lucas, is mucus. All I can think about when I hear Luke is Puke lol . Sorry!

izdicaprio Says:


This has to be the number 1 name in the US between Lucas and Luke, it's a beautiful name but working in a daycare I can tell you this name is EXTREMELY popular and common.

Nyssa24 Says:


My 2 year old son is Lucas Owen. I love the classicness of the name while still sounding fresh. We were partly inspired by the biblical reference to Luke, One Tree Hill, and the multicultural use of the name around the world which celebrates his multiethnic heritage. Most everyone calls him Lucas, but we also like Lukee and some call him Luke. Lots of options!

indiefendi2 Says:


There is something I find extremely annoying about this name and I don't know why. Not a bad name at all, it just.... rubs me the wrong way for some odd reason.

Daiseymae Says:


I really like this name.

NameLover 11 Says:


I like it but it's my cousins name so i cant use it..

Alaina Says:


I like the name Lucas a lot!

paulapuddephatt Says:


Like this very much, and there is the option of Luke as a nickname

LV51sfan91 Says:


This name is so baby-ish and immature. Not for a grown man! Also if you name him Lucas call him Lucas not Luke! Two different names. I can't call my son Like because my cousin used Lucas and calls him Luke/Lukey. Really?

headintheclouds Says:


Love the name Lucas- it's always struck me as being a friendly boy-next-door type of name, while also sounding olden and having an air of gravitas about it. Luke is, IMO, too short to stand on its own, so Lucas with the nickname Luke is perfect for me.

thenamer007 Says:


...Mucus???? Yeah I'm gonna use this name if I want to anyway. It's such a nice name!

Chloe14 Says:


This name is so lovely! I adore Lucas.
And it's just a bonus my favorite character on seaQuest DSV is called this.

Zelliew Says:


I've always liked the name Luke

nicicle333 Says:


I named my son Lucas and I think its absolutely adorable! My son is two now and he is so sweet , affectionate and fun loving and I think his name fits him perfectly!

lesliemarion Says:


I've met far too many Lukes and Lukas's. There are so many other fresher L names for males: Leander, Lionel, Leon, Lance, Lorca, Lowell, Lysander, Laurence, Laramie...

Leah3456 Says:


I would use this name with the nickname Luke.

Guest Says:


I prefer Luca because I just hear mucus with this. Unfortunately.

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biscuitbarrel Says:


We had thought to name our son Lucas, until a brother-in-law quipped "Lucas-Mucus" to my wife. That was the end of that idea.