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.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Lucas for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Lucas is a boy name.
The name Lucas is of Greek origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Dutch speaking countries, English speaking countries, French speaking countries, Greek speaking countries, Persian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Lucas we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Lucas Name Meaning
The meaning of Lucas has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. 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
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Lucas and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Lucas and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Lucas is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Lucas Categories
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Popularity of the Name Lucas
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Lucas displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Lucas Boy Name Popularity Chart
Lucas Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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