Gender: Male Meaning of Luke: "man from Lucania" Origin of Luke: Greek Luke's Popularity in 2019: #32

Luke Origin and Meaning

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

Luke originated as a short form of Lucas, a Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Greek physician—an evangelist and friend of Saint Paul, as well as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament—who was also supposed to have been a portrait painter. He thus became the patron saint of doctors and artists.

Luke is a cool-yet-strong Biblical name with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker.

Later Lukes have included 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 charts highly in the U.S., and is even more popular in Ireland.

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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Rank in US: #32

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Pop Culture References for the name Luke

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

Luke's International Variations

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


Voltage Says:


I feel like you really can't go wrong with this name.

TechnoKitten Says:


Aww this is an adorable name

SouthernGirl Says:


no it don't. Luke isn't pronounced lyuke like pyuke if ya know what I mean

Alaina Says:


I don't like the nn Luke. I would like Lucas instead.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this name

LV51sfan91 Says:


Great name and rhymes with puke!

sullbeck Says:


I wanna name my kids Luke because of luke Hemmings. I think I want to name my kids after musicians like Kellin aswell like Kellin Quinn.

cheyenne_melody123 Says:


I LOOOOOOVE this name! So strong and masculine, and just a wonderful name. O.o

jasminegarden Says:


Luke Hemmings (born Lucas), Luke Pasqualino (born Luca) & Luke Skywalker are my inspirations for loving this name :) however, it's also my cousin's name so it's pretty much out of reach for me, which is disappointing.

hemmoxlarry Says:


LUCAS ROBERT HEMMINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!