Luca Name Meaning & Origin

Luca

Pronunciation: LOO-kə (key)

Origin of the name Luca:

A cognate of Lucus, an Ecclesiastic Late Latin name thought to be a derivative of Lucius, which is from the root lux (light). Alternatively, some believe the name is derived from the Ecclesiastic Greek Loukas, a contraction of Loukanos (man from Lucania).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Lucas, Luka, Luke, Lukas

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Comments and insights on the name Luca: | Edit

Luca is the Italian equivalent of Luke. It means man (or citizen) from from Lucania. It can also mean "bringer of light."

I always go to pronounce it "LOOS-ah" because of its look similar to Lucy.

Personal experiences with the name Luca: | Edit

I know the cutest twins, they're called Luca and Daniela (2 years old)

My cousin named her son Luca.

I named my son Luca, it's cute, manly and not as common as Luke or Lucas.

Nicknames for Luca: | Edit

Luc (pronounced Luke)
Lu (Lou)

Meanings and history of the name Luca: | Edit

Luca is the ancient name for Lucca, a city in Tuscany, Italy

Luca is Russian/ Ukrainian for Luke. It means bringer of light.

Famous real-life people named Luca: | Edit

Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli, Canadian hip hop dancer
Luca Belcastro, Italian composer
Luca Caputi, Canadian ice hockey player
Luca Celico Leite, son of Brazilian football star Kaká, 26, and his wife, Caroline Celico
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, president of Ferrari
Luca Cruz Comrie, son of Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Luca Daniel Pino, son of actor Danny Pino; brother to Julian Franco Pino
Luca della Robbia, a Renaissance sculptor from Florence
Luca D'Onofrio, son of actor Vincent D'Onofrio and model Carin van der Donk
Luca Firth, son of actor Colin Firth; brother to Will and Matteo
Luca Pacioli, considered the father of double-entry accounting
Luca Prodan, Argentine musician
Luca Sbisa, ice-hockey player in Sweden
Luca Signorelli, an Italian Renaissance painter.
Luca Toni, Italian football player
Luca Turilli, Italian musician and composer
Luca Cadalora, Italian former motorcycle racing world champion
Luca Fittipaldi, son of Brazilian former Formula One and Indianapolis world champion Emerson Fittipaldi

Luca in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dr. Luka (variant spelling) Kovac, as played by Goran Visnjic, on ER.
Luca Brasi from the film and novel The Godfather
My Name is Luca, song by Suzanne Vega

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