Luke: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Luke
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).
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Luke seems a strong yet cool with a relaxed cowboy feel.
Every Luke I've met has been a strong, masculine, and laid-back guy. I absolutely love this name!
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Lukie, Lukey, Lou Lou, Lukie Lou
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Luke is derived from the Greek and means "Light", also sounds like the italian word for light, "Luce".
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Luke Wilson, American actor
Luke Perry, American actor
Luke Benward, American teen actor
Luke Bryan, American country singer
Luke Hudson Gavigan (2007) son of Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan
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Luke Castellen, one of the children of Hermes in "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" by Rick Riordan
Luke Skywalker, a main character in the original "Star Wars" trilogy
Cool Hand Luke, a 1967 American film starring Paul Newman as Luke
Luke Duke, a main character from the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Luke Spencer, character from the TV soap "General Hospital"
Luke Cage, real name of Power Man in Marvel comics
Luke Danes, a main character on the TV series "Gilmore Girls"
Luke Cafferty, character on the TV series "Friday Night Lights"
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Global Popularity of the Name Luke
- #7 in Ireland
- #16 in Northern Ireland
- #18 in New Zealand
- #21 in England
- #24 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #25 in Australia (Victoria)
- #29 in Scotland
- #43 in United States
- #48 in Canada (Alberta)
- #59 in Canada (British Columbia)