Boy Names baby nameLucas

What does the name Lucas mean?

The different meanings of the name Lucas are:
  • American meaning: Bringer of light
  • Greek meaning: A man from Lucania
  • Irish meaning: Form of Lucius
  • Latin meaning: Light
  • Spanish meaning: Bringer of light
The meaning of the name “Lucas” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: This name is pronunced as /LOO-kus/. It is a male name. The name has two different meanings; one is "a man from Lucania" while the other meaning is "bringer of light".

The name derived from the Greek name Loukas /Λουκάς/, which meant “a person from Lucania.” Lucania was a region in southern Italy. It is also associated with the name Lucius, from the Latin Lux, which means “light.” Hence, many specialists allocate the meaning “bringer of light” to the name “Lucas.” It is also associated with the biblical figure of Luke, which shares the same etymological origins.

There are several nicknames that are given to people with the name Lucas. These nicknames are Luke, Lucky and Cass. The variant of the name are Luke and Lukas while the name that is related to it is Luc. Lucas has been steadily growing in popularity in the United States. The name Lucas is often associated with the biblical Luke, one of Jesus’ disciples, so some consider it a biblical name. It is certainly an old name, and a traditional name, but it has only recently begun to become a very common name. Alternative spellings like Lukas give the name a little more flare than usual. You may also consider a foreign variety like Luca, Luc, or the Greek Loukas. The feminine forms of the name Lucas are Lucia and Lucy.

This name is spelt differently in various parts of the world due to the various sounds of the name. However there are mainly four ways in which this name is spelt. These include Loukas in Greek, Lukas in Danish, Lucas in Finnish and Luca in German.

From 2000 to 2014, the name climbed from number 83 to number 19 in the list of most popular baby names for boys. As of 2014, Lucas was the 19th most popular name in the United States, the 26thmost popular name in the U.K., and the 4th most popular in Canada. There are celebrities who are known by this name and they include: Lucas Black, American actor Lucas Grabeel and American singer and dancer Lucas Cruikshank.

If you’re a parent-to-be looking to strike a middle-ground between popular and unique names, Lucas might be a good fit.