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This is the name of a character in the original Star Wars trilogy. Luke Skywalker is the son of Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader) and Senator Padme Amidala.
reservoirdoll1987  5/27/2005
Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars trilogy also had an evil clone in a Star Wars book series named Luuke. I'd like to see people use that spelling!
melofshanoah  1/11/2006
Luke also has the meaning of light or the bringer of light and knowledge.
dotty  8/5/2005
The names with the same meaning as Luke include Lucy, Lucia, Lucile, Lucille, Lucetta, Leia and Lucas.
dotty  8/5/2005
Dotty: Where do you get the idea that the name Leia is related to the name Luke? Leia is a variation of Leah, which does not mean 'light' or anything of the sort. The fact that Luke and Leia are twins in Star Wars does not meant that their names are related!
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Luke's a very weird name.
charis  10/27/2005
The actor Luke Perry (Dylan on Beverly Hills 90210) is a famous bearer of this name.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
A famous bearer is the Belgian cartoon cowboy Lucky Luke set in the American Old West, he shoots faster than his shadow.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2005
Great name. I like the fact you cannot shorten it.
sindy  1/13/2006
I find my name, Luke, to be a nice name. I believe that all of the meanings of the name have come out in me. As for the Luke Skywalker thing, it isn't as bad as many people think it is.
Lucky Luke  2/7/2006
This is the name of Offred's husband in Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/5/2006
The lead singer of the Kooks is called Luke Pritchard. :) (very cute as well)
― Anonymous User  4/21/2006
Luke is a great name for a boy. I picture a rugged, handsome, gentle and kind person.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
I think this is a very gentle kind of name to give to a boy, I used to know a boy named Luke he was a really nice boy.
samthebear  5/21/2006
Luke is probably the best character the television show Gilmore Girls, and definitely the best match for Lorelai. He owns a diner (appropriately named "Luke's") and wears a backwards baseball cap. Did I mention that he and Lorelai make a wonderful couple? Because they really, really do.
Belldandy  8/18/2006
In the Shona language, the name Luke is written "Ruka", hence many of my friends call me that as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2006
Lately I've just been really into this name. I think it's adorable for a little boy.
gracielou16  3/17/2007
Luke Fon Fabre is the main character from Tales of the Abyss. ^^
princesskisa  4/17/2007
This is my cousin's name. It's okay. It's not my favorite name, but I don't hate it either. However, it is starting to get very common these days.
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Luke is the English translation for Luca. Luca derives from "lux" which means "light" in Latin.

Luca (and Luke) means "light", having the same root as Lucy, Lucius. In fact, in the ancient times, Luca was the name given to babies born at dawn, since dawn is the first light (lux) of the day.

Your version about the name's meaning is a commonplace explanation. To say that Luke derives from Lucania is the easiest way to go and it led many people to the same interpreting mistake.

To make you understand, those who says that Luke and Luca derive from Lucania, make the same kind of mistake of those who say that Glen derives from "glenoidal", or even that Amerigo derives from America.
lucaluke  5/7/2007
Lucy is a Latin-origin name and Luke is Greek-origin, so they in fact derive from different sources. One only needs to look at the Greek New Testament to confirm this.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2007
I believe the origin of Luke is the Celtic god Lugh, or Irish Loeg, Latin Lugus and is perhaps related to the Norse Loki. The church has occulted this origin because the gospel writer could not of course bear the name of a pagan god.
albert  6/9/2007
I think Luke is a very sweet but strong name.
aja3  8/13/2007
Sorry to say this, but the name Luke reminds me of leukaemia.
FairyGirl  1/22/2008
A famous bearer is Luke Benward, who starred in How to Eat Fried Worms and Because of Winn-Dixie.
BoiCrazii  1/24/2008
The biblical Luke was a physician and comrad of Jesus. Luke was well-educated, well-traveled, and a skilled writer. He wrote the books of Luke and Acts in the New Testament of the Bible.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2008
Although somewhat popular in the USA today, the name Luke is much more common in England.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2008
I quite like this name. I have a new cousin with this as his middle name, and his first name is Dominic. I'm not sure they really go together, but separatly they're fine. I noticed someone said it was common in England, that's where my extended family lives (including my cousin).
Daroga  6/7/2008
My younger brother is called Luke, and I plan to name a son, if I have one, after him. I like the name on its own merit, besides: it's simple, not too common and has a nice sound to it. ^^
vindemiatrix  6/7/2008
This name is very beautiful, s'all I can really say, lol. Doesn't have a very interesting meaning though, sadly.
not_another_Jessica  6/25/2008
Singer Joey Kelly and Tanja Niethen have a son Luke Christopher Kelly, born on 29th June 2000 in Krefeld, Germany.
Emilie007  7/4/2008
Personally, when I think of this, I picture the dog Luke from Neopets. Not to be rude. I prefer Lucas!
drpepper  7/4/2008
Taylor Caldwell's book Dear and Glorious Physician is about the life of Luke, the writer of Luke & Acts in the Bible. It's an excellent book which I highly recommend.
RooRoo  9/5/2008
This name is very handsome and masculine.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
My favorite name! So handsome.
NessCortese  2/1/2009
I really like the name because it's short and sweet and it is kind of romantic too.
Potterania  3/20/2009
Luke Bryan is a country singer. :)
--allison--  7/27/2009
According to Hitchcock's dictionary of Bible names, Luke means Luminous.

In Greek, Luke looks like this:

The Hebrew word for Luminous is as follows
Deborah Reyes  9/2/2009
For those who think "man from Lucania" is a boring meaning for a nice name:

Lucania was named after the tribe who lived in that region of ancient Italy, the Lucani. Their tribal name is thought to either mean "wolf" (their totem animal) or "sacred wood".

So Luke means "man from the place of wolves" or "man from the sacred wood".

Quite interesting really, and even slightly Twilight!
SandSea  1/31/2010
For those who mentioned that Lucania derives from the word for "wood"; in many Slavic languages "lug" (long "u" as in Luke) means "forest/grove". And "wolf" in Slavic it's "volk", thus it could be a dropped "v".
― Anonymous User  1/20/2011
The name is almost certainly related to the Greek word for light or fair and would have referred to a person with light hair and a pale complexion. It is definitely related to the word 'leukemia' which means white blood.
Anton  3/11/2010
"Luke, I am you're father." That's all I think of when I hear this.
Black_X  7/4/2010
Luke/Lukas is one of my favorite boys name ever. It can so easily fit a little boy, a businessman, and a male model.
Dawson  1/30/2011
Luke Castellan, a.k.a Kronos, from the Percy Jackson books. Is represented by Jake Able in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief movie (2009).
writer371  4/23/2011
I have the strangest obsession with this name.
ooolive  5/9/2011
Luke Schenn (born November 2, 1989) is a Canadian professional hockey defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
sambchop  7/31/2011
In the US one of the most famous soap opera characters of all time is Luke Spencer, from General Hospital - especially for anyone who watched TV/didn't live under a rock in the 80's.
B22  9/18/2011
In the Percy Jackson series, Luke is the son of Hermes.
Myth Writer Dreamer  1/17/2012
Luke Triton is the young sidekick of Professor Hershel Layton and one of the main characters in the Professor Layton video game series for the Nintendo DS.
Rin_0911  4/8/2012
Luke = Luc (french) = Lucy = Lucie = Lucas and it all comes form LATIN Lux, meaning "light". I'm obviously repeating other comments, but I'm kinda annoyed to see the "wolf" meaning get so much press when it's clearly not valid.
luxsword  12/9/2012
I like this as a nickname for Lucas, even though for some reason Luke has always been more popular as a given name than Lucas... I like the sound of it, it's just really hard to imagine an older man named Luke!
Oohvintage  2/21/2013
This is my very favorite man's name. I've known a couple people named Lucas who use Luke as a nickname, which is nice too, but I much prefer Luke as a given name. No good nicknames for it, but it doesn't need any!
shadow1999  7/17/2013
I LOVE this name! It is such a strong, timeless and handsome name in my opinion. I think of a sweet good-looking guy when I hear it.
JohnsonJ  8/9/2013
I don't really like this name. To me it sounds very similar to Puke or Mucus or Leukocyte (White blood Cells)... some kind of bodily secretion. Not attractive sounding.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2014
There is a character called Luke, who appears in The Iron King novel written by Julie Kagawa.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2014
Luke Wadsworth, a gymnast who took part in the Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games. :)
― Anonymous User  7/30/2014
Luke Hemmings, lead vocalist of Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer. (♥ω♥*)
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
Luke is a name from Telltales The walking dead. I think this name is great for his personality and I love it.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2014
It's a simple short name but there's just something catchy and sexy about it... when I hear the name, I expect a hot, gentle, sophisticated young man.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2014
There is a soap opera character named Luke Spencer from General Hospital.
wedward4  2/1/2015
I love the name because Luke Bryan is my favorite singer and he is so handsome- the name reminds me of a handsome man!
Tatumgirl23  3/8/2015
Love it because it's strong and Biblical. Never a problem with bullying in school -- nobody ever bullies a Luke! Works great with any surname of more than one syllable.
cj19  4/24/2015
The origin of the name could also be Latin and mean "luminous" or "light".
Loads of Randomness  6/26/2015
A fictional bearer of this name is Luke fon Fabre, the main protagonist of the video game 'Tales of the Abyss'.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2015
This is the name of a character in the original Star Wars trilogy. Luke Skywalker is the son of Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader) and Senator Padme Amidala.
Luke Castellan, a.k. a Kronos, from the Percy Jackson books. Is represented by Jake Able in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief movie. For those who think "man from Lucania" is a boring meaning for a nice name:

Lucania was named after the tribe who lived in that region of ancient Italy, the Lucani. Their tribal name is thought to either mean "wolf" (their totem animal) or "sacred wood".

So Luke means "man from the place of wolves" or "man from the sacred wood".

Quite interesting really, and even slightly Twilight!
Character from Cbbcs World's end.
Love this name.
katris.priordeen  8/17/2015
The gospel of Luke was not written by the 'Luke' that accompanied Paul. Nothing is known about the Luke that wrote it but it was certainly not that Luke. Please correct! [noted -ed]
PadainFain  8/25/2015
Never liked this name too much before, till the gorgeous Welsh actor LUKE EVANS came along! The Hobbit, Dracula Untold...
SickOfTickingBoxes  9/2/2015
The meaning of the name Luke historically always was 'Light'. This meaning is shown in the footnotes of some Bibles and also interpreted in almost all Baby Name books that were published pre internet, (as well as some more recent ones). It derives from the Greek 'Leukos' meaning 'Light'. It's only since the rise of the internet that the term 'Man from Luciana' has come to fruition, but with very little evidence behind it. Sometimes internet information isn't always precise and yet, often becomes the standard 'truth'. It may be true that it could mean 'man from Luciana', but there's no evidence that it originally meant this and not many old texts claiming that.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2015
Luke sounds too plain too me.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2015
What about Luke Castellan in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series?
Rosamind  12/9/2015
If I were my parents I would've gave myself Lucas, Luca, Luka or Lukas not Luke! But maybe to other people it's a great name. Reasons I don't like it- it reminds me of Mucus, Puke and the scientific word for white blood cells and also the usage of it in Star Wars!
cutenose  12/31/2015
Luke is my absolute favorite boy name! I never realized how nice a name it was until I recently re-watched the Star Wars movies in preparation for the new one (no, I don't JUST like it because of Luke Skywalker, but that's not a bad association!). If I have a son, this will definitely be his name.
Morgan1599  1/20/2016
Luke Smith (played by Tommy Knight) is a main character and the adopted son of Sarah Jane Smith in the Doctor Who spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.
FMRadio  2/27/2016
Leonardo DiCaprio played Luke Brower in Growing Pains. It was one of his first roles. I've been fond of this name ever since.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2016
I used to not really like this name, due to it being extremely boring, but have grown a bit more fond of it after reading Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Shadow Children" novels, as Luke was the main character of that series. Still, despite this new positive association, I find it to be a dull name.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
I don't know why, but this seems like more of a nickname to me, even though that's not the case. Don't care for it.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
Pretty good name.
BritishGuy  7/27/2016
My friend's name! It's fairly common, but I think of a good looking guy when I think of this name.
firestar11  8/14/2016
Some have stated that Luke is derived from "leukos" the Greek word for light. The Greek word for light is "phos" from where we get words like photography. The name Luke is derived from the word "light" but it's from the Latin word Lux (nominative). Names such as Lucius, Lucas, Lucca and Lucia derive from "Lucis" the genitive form of the Latin word for light.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2017
Luke Wilson is totally majestic and nobody can beat him in any way, shape, or form.

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