Lucas - Meaning of Lucas
[ 2 syll. lu-cas, luc-as ] The baby boy name Lucas is pronounced in English as LUW-KahS, in Dutch as LUY-KaaS, in French as Luw-KAE, or in Portuguese as LUW-Kah-SH †. Lucas is of Latin and Old Greek origin, and it is used mainly in the Dutch, German, Irish, Scandinavian, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish languages.
Lucas is a variation (Dutch, German, Irish, and Scandinavian) of Lucius (English, German, and French).
Lucas is also a variation (Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) of Luke (Latin and English).
Lucas is very popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1950s. Its usage peaked recently in 2017 with 0.660% of baby boys being given the name Lucas. Its ranking then was #11. In 2018, it ranked at #8 with a usage of 0.652%, and it was the most popular among all boy names in its group. Lucas was more widely used than the subsequent ranked name, Luke, by 47% in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Lucas: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; UY as in "rue (French)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)"