Lucas Name Meaning & Origin

Lucas

Pronunciation: LOO-kəs (key)

Origin of the name Lucas:

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:

Luca, Lukas, Luke

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The name of one of the four evangelists in Spanish. The others are Mateo, Juan and Marcos.

Contains the same letters as Claus

Personal experiences with the name Lucas: | Edit

I have a Lucas. He is our third son of four. He's siblings are: Ethan (11), Benjamin(8), and Roman(1).

His name is Lucas Isaac. And he is definitely my sunshine and laughter (Isaac). His name suits him perfectly.

Living in Germany now, and it's a pretty popular name. Lucas (Lukas) is Luke in German also.

All our sons have Biblical names... His nick name is Luca.

My sister named her first born Lucas. It fits him perfectly! Lucas is a very happy baby, and smiles constantly. He is definitely the light in our lives.

My son's name is Lucas. Lucas Daniel Cortés. I love him dearly. He is now 11 and enjoys excelling at everything he does. His sister's name is Katherine (5) and goes by Katie. She calls him "Lukie" It is so cute!

Lucas rhymes with mucus. I think about that whenever I hear the name. Surprised it has become so popular.

+1 Regarding mucus... I had a friend named Lucas in middle school and I thought the same thing... although somehow my wife and I still like the name and are still considering it. "Luke" doesn't have that problem and seems "cool" to me, though.

I really really like the name Lucas, but it has become too popular for me. In my sons pre school class of 18 children there is 2 Lucas, 2 Luca, and 1 Luke. That's far too many for my liking and the name is still racing up the charts!

If you ever read the book "Peyton Place" by Grace Metalious, you would think twice before naming your kid Lucas. Lucas Cross, a character in the book, was an evil man who raped his stepdaughter over a long period of time and got her pregnant, and she ended up killing him, and was acquitted. Of course, people in the younger generation probably never heard of Lucas Cross or Peyton Place, so being named Lucas wouldn't be such a bad thing. But me, I was a teenager in the 50's and I had never known anyone named Lucas when I read the book, so whenever I hear the name I always think of Lucas Cross.

Nicknames for Lucas: | Edit

Luke, Luc, Lukie, Lou, Luka, Cass, Lucasade, Lucky, Luca, Lukey, Pumba.

Meanings and history of the name Lucas: | Edit

**NAME:** Lucas (LOO-Kass)
**MEANING:** Bringer of Light
**NAME ORIGIN:** American
**GENDER:** Male
(Lucas was a physician in Rome and an early convert to Christianity. He wrote one and the four gospels which described the life and death of Jesus Christ.)
**THE BIBLICAL ORIGIN OF LUCAS MEANS:** Luminous and white.

The name Lucas is was ranked #39 in popularity in 2009. The name has consistently grown more popular every year since. There is an estimated 9,508 men, boys, and children with the first name Lucas in the United States.

Famous real-life people named Lucas: | Edit

Lucas Cruikshank, aka Fred actor and internet star
Lucas Cranach, Northern Renaissance painter
George Lucas, Star Wars creator
Lucas Alessandra, football player in Argentina.
Lucas Bryant, actor in Haven series.

Lucas in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lucas Bly, fictional character portrayed by Carey Haim in the film Lucas.
Lucas, a fictional character in the Earthbound/Mother series created by Nintendo
Lucas Scott, an actor on "One Tree Hill"
Lucas Bishop AKA Bishop from the X-Men

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