LUKE
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: LOOK (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in Italy. Saint Luke, the author of the third Gospel and Acts in the New Testament, was a doctor who travelled in the company of Saint Paul. Due to his renown, the name became common in the Christian world (in various spellings). As an English name, Luke has been in use since the 12th century. A famous fictional bearer was the hero Luke Skywalker from the 'Star Wars' movies.
Related Names
VARIANT: Lucas (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Lucky (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Loukas (Biblical Greek), Lucas (Biblical Latin), Lluc (Catalan), Luka (Croatian), Lukáš (Czech), Lukas (Danish), Lucas, Luuk (Dutch), Luukas (Finnish), Luc, Lucas (French), Luka (Georgian), Luca, Lukas (German), Lukács (Hungarian), Lúcás (Irish), Luca (Italian), Lukas (Lithuanian), Luka (Macedonian), Lukas (Norwegian), Łukasz (Polish), Lucas (Portuguese), Luca (Romanian), Luka (Russian), Luka (Serbian), Lukáš (Slovak), Luka (Slovene), Lucas (Spanish), Lukas (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #37 
England/Wales  ranked #45 
Canada (BC)  ranked #46 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #43 
Ireland  ranked #11 
Netherlands  ranked #244 
New Zealand  ranked #30 
Northern Ireland  ranked #28 
Scotland  ranked #42