Luke Name Meaning & Origin

Luke

Pronunciation: LOOK (key)

Origin of the name Luke:

The Middle English and Anglo-French form of Lucas. The name is borne in the Bible by one of the four evangelists, the author of the third Gospel, Luke, and the Acts of the Apostles. Lucas is 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.

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Luc, Luca, Lucas, Lukas

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Our oldest child is named Luke (born 2010). He is a fun and loving guy. We picked this name because it is biblical, easy to both pronounce and spell, and is common enough that he won't have to struggle with it in his life.

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Luke Hemmings- guitarist and lead singer for Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer

Luke the Apostle - Physician and personal assistant to the Apostle Paul in the early Christian church. Writer of the Book of Luke and the Book of Acts in the Bible.

Luke Kuechly - arguably the best defensive player in the NFL over the last few seasons. Middle linebacker for the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers.

Luke Walton - Head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA team.

Luke Smallbone - one half of Australian music duo For King & Country, along with his brother Joel.

Luke Rockets - guitarist for the best band in the world, With Confidence

Luke Lukess (yes, that's his actual name) - backup guitar for Short Stack

Luke McChesney - lead singer of Forever Ends Here and also the most beautiful person on the planet even though he is not a nice person

Luke Stanley - A very famous person who teaches amazing students, he is the biggest and dankest meme. He even earned the title of "Moist Master" at a school camp. His English skills are beyond human capabilities, and he is the best at mathematics. He is very good at giving motivational and inspirational speeches, especially ones that were about a talking bear, and one about a young Apache Indian.

Just proving that Luke is the best.name in the world because all these bands (other than 5SOS) are awesome bands and there are so many more Aussie Lukes but I can't think of them right now. Anyway, name your kid Luke

Luke in song, story & screen: | Edit

Luke Skywalker is the main character in Star Wars.
Luke Taylor "The Ghost Bird" series
Luke Danes - Gilmore girls owner of "Luke's Diner"
Luke Duke - Hero of the Dukes of Hazard TV show, along with his brother Bo Duke.

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