The meaning of the name “Luke” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Luke came about as a Greek name, meaning literally “a man from Lucania”, but it has also taken on the meaning “light”. This second meaning may have come about from the most notable person to have been given this name, Saint Luke from the Christian Bible. Saint Luke is responsible for the 3rd Gospel in the New Testament as well as some of the book of Acts. He is traditionally seen as being a physician or a doctor. In modern popular culture the name Luke is associated with Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker.
A common variation of the name Luke is Lucas. Although it is sometimes thought that Luke is the short form of Lucas this is not the case, and they are both entirely independent names. Some other non-English variations include Luka, Luca, Lukas, Lukacs, and Loukas. There is no popular short form used for this name, but some people have used the nickname Lucky.
The popularity of the name Luke was very high in many countries starting during the late 1900s. In the US, I remained in the top 100 most popular boy's name from 1992 through 2014, with a peak usage in 2014 of 28th most popular. In Ireland, Luke has been in the top 12 most popular names between 2002 and 2014, peaking in 2014 at 7th most popular. Canada also featured the name in their top 100 most popular names from 1987 through 2014, peaking at 34th most popular in 2014. Australia ranked this name as the 56th most popular boy’s name in 2014.
Celebrities and other famous people that have shared the name Luke include Luke Bryan, a country singer; Luke Harper, a wrestler; Luke Evans, an actor; Luke Smallbone, a singer; Luke Shaw, a soccer player; and Luke James, a singer. Luke is the name that Gary Busey and Steffanie Sampson gave to their son.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Luke for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Luke is a boy name.
The name Luke is of Greek, Latin origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Luke 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.
Luke Name Meaning
The meaning of Luke has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Luke are:
Greek meaning: Man from Lucania
Latin meaning: Man from Lucania
Hebrew Meaning: bringer of light, morning
French meaning: Bricklayer; stoneworker
English meaning: To make; Worker in stone
Old French meaning: A stone mason
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 Luke and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Luke 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 Luke 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 Luke Categories
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Popularity of the Name Luke
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Luke 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.
Luke Boy Name Popularity Chart
Luke 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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