Luca Name Meaning & Origin

Luca

Pronunciation: LOO-kə (key)

Origin of the name Luca:

A cognate of Lucus, 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:

Lucas, Luka, Luke, Lukas

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Comments and insights on the name Luca

Luca is the Italian equivalent of Luke. It means man (or citizen) from Lucania. It can also mean "bringer of light."

Luca also has roots in Romania and Hungary, and is the Catalan for Lucan.

I always go to pronounce it "LOOS-ah" because of its look similar to Lucy.

Personal experiences with the name Luca

I know the cutest twins, they're called Luca and Daniela (2 years old)

My cousin named her son Luca.

I named my son Luca, it's cute, manly and not as common as Luke or Lucas.

I know a toddler called Luca, and he's very relaxed, chill, sweet, and he's soo cute that you just wanna go hug him forever and ever.

Nicknames for Luca

Luc (pronounced Luke)
Lu (Lou)
Lulu

Meanings and history of the name Luca

Luca is the ancient name for Lucca, a city in Tuscany, Italy and means “Man from Lucania”

Luca is Italian and Romanian.

Luca is the Catalan form of Lucan.

Luca is Russian/ Ukrainian. It means bringer of light.

LUCA stands for Last Universal Common Ancestor which makes it a pretty cool science-y name!

Famous real-life people named Luca

Luca della Robbia was a Renaissance sculptor from Florence.
Luca Arbore, Moldavian statesman
Luca Badr, Egyptian football player
Luca Belcastro, Italian composer
Luca Caputi, Canadian ice hockey player
Luca Caragiale, Romanian poet
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, President of Ferrari
Luca Dalmonte, Italian basketball coach
Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor
Luca Margaroli, Swiss tennis player
Luca Napolitano, Italian singer
Luca Pacioli, Italian mathematician
Luca Pascualino, English actor, credited as Luke Pasqualino
Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli, Canadian hip hop dancer
Luca Prodan, Argentine musician
Luca Sbisa, Swiss ice hockey player
Luca Toni, Italian football player
Luca Turilli, Italian musician and composer
Luca Zidane, French football player

Luca in song, story & screen

Luca, the princess of the Dwarves in the video game Final Fantasy IV
Luca Blight, one of the major antagonists in the video game Suikoden II
Luca Abele, one of the major antagonists in the video game Dishonored 2
Luca, a light blue Aphelocoma in Angry Birds Stella
Luca Brasi, a fictional character from the film and novel The Godfather
Luca Raregroove, a major enemy in the Japanese manga–anime series Rave Master
Luca, one of the minor antagonists in the anime series Tweeny Witches
Luca, one of the minor protagonists in the novel series, Throne of Glass

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