Luca Name Meaning & Origin

Luca

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Only recently used for females, it is traditionally a male name (related to Luke).
Consider Lucia.

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A variation popular as a girl's name in Hungarian, pronounced roughly LOO-tsah. It's cognate with Italian Lucia and English Lucy.

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Luke
Lucie (LOO-kee)
Luci (LOO-tsee)
Lucika
Lu
Lulu
Boo Boo
Puca

Meanings and history of the name Luca: | Edit

Luca is the Italian equivalent of Luke. The name Luke is dates back to the 2nd century as a Middle English colloquial form of the name Lucas. Lucas is a Latin derivation of the Greek word “Loukas”, meaning “man from Lucania” which was an ancient district of southern Italy.

Also a cognate of Lucus, an Ecclesiastic Late Latin name thought to be a derivative of Lucius, which is from the root lux (light).

Famous real-life people named Luca: | Edit

Luca Bella Facinelli, daughter of celebrity Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth
Luca Vuijk, currently married to Nash Grier

Luca in song, story & screen: | Edit

Luca Brasi, a male character from the film and novel The Godfather
'Luka', a 1987 song by Suzanne Vega.

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