What does Luke mean?
Luke [luke] as a boys' name is pronounced look. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Luke is "from Lucanus". Place name: a region in southern Italy. Also sometimes used as an English form of Lucius and Lucian. Biblical: a first-century Christian, called "the beloved physician" and is patron saint of doctors and artists, who wrote one of the four Gospel accounts of Jesus. Lukas is a Dutch form. "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker; actors Luke Perry, Luke Wilson.
1 more alternative form via Lucian, Lukas: Lukyan.Creative forms:
(male) Louke, Lune, ..
(female) Lune, Lute, .. Middle name pairings:
Luke Emmanuel (L.E.), ..
How popular is Luke?
Luke is a very prominent first name for men (#320 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1940 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Luke reached its top position of #28 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Luke (#28 the previous year) are Lucas (#16 the previous year), Lukas (#253), Lucian (#634), Lucien (#1157), Lucius (#1299), Lucio (#1714), Luc (#1851) and Lucky. These relations of Luke reached the height of their popularity 1 year ago (usage of 1.32%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 1.3%, ▼1%), but with the version Lucius going out of style. Lucas, Luke, Lucian and Lukas are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list.
Luke▲ is pronounced similarly to Laike, Lake, Lech, Lock and Locke. Other suggested similar names are Bake, Burke, Deke, Duke▲, Eike, Fulke, Ike▼, Jake, Laken, Lale, Lane▲, Le, Lee▼, Lige▼, Loki, Louie▼, Lowe, Luce, Ludo, Lugh, Luis, Luiz, Lukan, Lunn, Lyle▼, Mike▼, Myke, Pike, Pyke, Rike, Wake and Zeke▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Luke.