Luca Name Meaning & Origin
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Only recently used for females, it is traditionally a male name (related to Luke).
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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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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).
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Luca Bella Facinelli, daughter of celebrity Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth
Luca Vuijk, currently married to Nash Grier
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Luca Brasi, a male character from the film and novel The Godfather
'Luka', a 1987 song by Suzanne Vega.