Boy Names baby nameLuke

What does the name Luke mean?

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
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.