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Luke - Meaning of Luke

What does Luke mean?

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[ 1 syll. lu-ke, luk-e ] The baby boy name Luke is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. It is pronounced in English as LUWK †. Luke is used predominantly in the Latin and English languages, and its origin is Latin and Old Greek. Old Greek origin, English and Latin use: A biblical name, it is derived from the element 'leucos' which means bright, white. The first name is also from the short form of Lucas (Latin), a Latinate of Loukas (Old Greek); the latter means 'man from Lucania' in reference to an ancient district of southern Italy. The first name was borne in the Bible by Luke the Evangelist, companion of Paul and author of the third gospel in the New Testament. The name was introduced by the Normans into England in the 12th century.

Luke is a variant (Latin) of the name Lucius (English, German, and French).

The name Luke is used to a great extent; it has 36 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Lucan, Lucas (also used in Dutch, French, Portuguese, and Spanish), Lucc, Lucian, Lucien (also used in French), Lucius (also used in French and German), Luck, Luk, Luka (also used in Italian and Russian), Lukas (also used in Czech, German, Greek, Irish, and Scandinavian), Luken, Lukes, Lukie, and Lukus. The diminutive form Lucky is another English variant.

Foreign variants of Luke include Lluc (Catalan), Lluch (Catalan), Loek (Dutch), Loukas (Greek), Luc (French), Luca (Italian), Luce (French), Luchok (Russian), Lucio (Portuguese and Spanish), Lukacs (Hungarian), Lukash (Russian), Lukasha (Russian), Lukass (Latvian), Lukasz (Polish), Lukács (Hungarian), Lukás (Czech), Lukyan (Russian), Lusio (Zuni), Luuk (Dutch), Lùcas (Scottish), and Lúcás (Irish).


See also the related form, Lucano (Italian).

See also the related categories, normans, companion (brother), bright (wise), man (humanity), white, biblical, greek, gospel (truth), ancient, and southern.

Luke is very popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1940s. Its usage peaked recently in 2014 with 0.514% of baby boys being given the name Luke. It ranked at #28 then. In 2016, its usage was 0.494% and its ranking #29, and it was the 2nd most popular after Lucas, among all boy names in its group. In 2016, it was used 29% more than Luke. Luke has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.

Baby names that sound like Luke include Luuk, Lach, Lache, Lachee, Laek, Laik, Laike, Lake, Lash, Lask, Laske, Lasse, Lauge, Layk, Lays, Laz, Le, Lec, Lech, and Leche.

† Pronunciation for Luke: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"


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