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Gender: Male Meaning of Luke: "man from Lucania" Origin of Luke: Greek Luke's Popularity in 2017: #30

The name Luke is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "man from Lucania". Luke is ranked #30 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rank the Signature!".

From the experts:

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

The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Greek physician, evangelist and friend of Saint Paul, the author of the third Gospel, who was also supposed to have been a portrait painter. He thus became the patron saint of doctors and artists. Later Lukes of lesser note 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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Famous People Named Luke

Saint Luke, 1st century Greek physician and evangelist, author of the Biblical books of Luke and Acts
Luke Cunningham Wilson, American actor
Coy Luther "Luke" Perry, American actor
Luke Aaron Benward, American actor
Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan, American country singer
Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor, brother to Chris & Liam Hemsworth
Luke Armstrong, son of athlete Lance Armstrong
Luke Anthony Mark Brooks, Australian singer and comedian of the Janoskians troupe; twin brother Jaidon Domenic Matthew "Jai" Brooks
Luke Gallows, ring name of Andrew "Drew" Hankinson, American pro wrestler
Luke Harper, ring name of Jon Huber, American pro wrestler
Luke Robert Hemmings, vocalist and guitarist of Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer
Luke Kleintank, American actor
Luke Korns, Youtube personality
Luke August Keuchly, American NFL football player
Luke Robert Ravenstahl, American politician
Lukas David "Luke" Cutforth, British vlogger
Luke Theodore Walton, American basketball player and coach
Luke Asher Watson, South African rugby union player
Luke Campbell Donald, English golfer
Lucas Daniel "Luke" Edwards, American actor
Luke Barry, Irish singer of duo The Luke & Duane Show
Luke Evans, Welsh actor and singer
Luke Ford, Canadian-Australian actor
Luke Temple, American lead singer of group Here We Go Magic
Luca Giuseppe "Luke" Pasqualino, British actor
Luke Kelly, Irish singer of The Dubliners
Luke Damon Goss, English actor
Luke Anthony "Jocko" Johnson, English drummer of Lostprophets and Amen
Steven Lee "Luke" Lukather, American guitarist of band Toto
Luke Mitchell, Australian actor and model
Luke Norris, British actor and writer
Luke Hudson Gavigan (b.2007), son of Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan
Luke Rhodes (b.2008), son of American journalist Natalie Morales-Rhodes
Luke Sampson Busey (b.2010), son of American actor Gary Busey
Luke Shilling (b.2016), son of American soccer player Amy Rodriguez
Luke Yeo (b.2017), son of Jamie Yeo
Eric "Luke" Trump (b.2017), son of Eric and Lara Trump
Luke Richard Bagshawe (b. 2018), son of Eddie and Hannah Redmayne

Pop Culture References for the name Luke

Luke Skywalker, main character from the "Star Wars" series
"Cool Hand Luke" aka Luke Jackson, character in the 1967 film of the same name
Luke Atmey, character in video game "Ace Attorney"
Luke Crain, character in "The Haunting of Hill House"
Luke Wright, main character in the 2012 action film "Safe"
Luke Ward, character on TV's "The O.C."
Luke Castellan, character in the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series
Luke Duke, character on TV's "The Dukes of Hazard"
Luke Ross, character on TV's "Jessie"
Luke Matheson, character on TV's "Ravenswood"
Lucas "Luke" Danes, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Luke Spencer, character on American soap "General Hospital"
Lucas "Luke" Dunphy, character on TV's "Modern Family"
Luke Brower, character on TV's "Growing Pains"
Luke Ramsey, character on TV's "American Horror Story: Coven"
Luke O'Neil, character on TV's "Everything Sucks!"
Luke Mosby, son of Ted on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Luke Chisholm, character from movie "Seven Days in Utopia"
Luciano "Luke" Snyder, character on American soap "As The World Turns"
Lucian "Luke" Graymark (Garroway), character in Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series
Luke, Character in "The Walking Dead Game"
Luke Cage aka Power Man, character in Marvel Comics and TV's "Jessica Jones"
"Lucky Luke," Belgian comic book series and its main character
Luke, character on TV's "The Tribe"
Luke Baker, character on TV's "Degrassi"
Luke fon Fabre, the main character of the video game "Tales of the Abyss"
Luke Smith, character on British TV series "The Sarah Jane Adventures"
Luke the Warrior, mouse character in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques
Luke Triton, character in the Professor Layton video games
Luke Cooper, character from TV's "The Office"
Luke, character from book and movie "The Ritual"
Luke, a narrow gauge tank engine from the animated series “Thomas and Friends”

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

Luke's International Variations

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


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!