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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LOO-kəs(English)
LUY-kahs(Dutch)
LUY-KA(French)
LOO-kush(European Portuguese)
LOO-kus(Brazilian Portuguese)
LOO-kas(Spanish, Swedish, Latin)

Meaning & History

Latin form of Greek Λουκᾶς (see Luke), as well as the form used in several other languages.

This name became very popular in the second half of the 20th century. It reached the top ten names for boys in France (by 1997), Belgium (1998), Denmark (2003), Canada (2008), the Netherlands (2009), New Zealand (2009), Australia (2010), Scotland (2013), Spain (2015) and the United States (2018).