Luca - Meaning of Luca
[ 2 syll. lu-ca, luc-a ] The baby boy name Luca is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Luw-KAA or LUW-Kaa †. Luca is used predominantly in the Italian language, and it is derived from Latin and Old Greek origins.
Luca is a variant (Italian) of the name Lucius (English, German, and French).
Luca is also a variant (Italian) of the name Luke (Latin and English).
See also the related form, Gianluca (Italian).
Luca is a popular baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s; before that, it was of infrequent use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.186% of baby boys were given the name Luca. It ranked at #106 then. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Luca, Luke was the most widely used. The name was twice as popular as Luca in that year. In the past century Luca has mostly been a baby boy name.
† English pronunciation for Luca: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"