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What does Luc mean?

Luc /luc/ as a boys' name. Luc's name origin is Greek, and Luc means "from Lucanus". Luc is a French form of Luke (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Luc has 1 variant: Luck.

Luc has 8 more related forms via Luke: Lucas, Lucian, Lucien, Lucio, Lucius, Lucky, Lukacs and Lukas.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Lic, Lucke, ..

(female) Ler, Lucer, ..

How popular is Luc?

Luc is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#13082 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Luc for boys. Luc entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #933 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is at #1742 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luc name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Luc outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Luc and related names. Prominent variation forms of Luc (#1742 the previous year) are Lucas (#19 the previous year), Lucian (#608), Lucien (#1220), Lucio (#1773), Lucius (#1385), Lucky, Lukas (#230) and Luke (#28). Other forms, like Lukacs, are uncommon. These relations of Luc were favored in 2014 (average #1000), except for the form Lucius which has become less fashionable. Luke is more familiar than the rest, although Lukas seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luc, Lucas, Lucian, Lucien, Lucio in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucius, Lucky, Lukas, Luke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucas, Lukas, Luke outside U.S.

Similar Names

Luc is alike in pronunciation to Lake, Lech, Lock and Locke. Other suggested similar names are Buck, Bud, Dunc, Gun, Gur, Gus, Guy, Hec, Huw, Jud, Jul, La-, Lacy, Lad, Laud, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee, Lem, Len, Leo, Les, Lev, Lew, Lex, Lin, Linc, Lon, Lot, Lou, Loy, Lucan, Luce, Lucho, Ludo, Lugh, Luis, Luiz, Lunn, Lyn, Mac, Nic, Nur, Ric, Ruy, Tuck and Vic. These names tend to be more commonly used than Luc.