Meaning and name origin
Luke \l(u)-ke\ as a boy's 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.
Luke is a very popular first name for males (#320 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2105 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Luke for boys. Luke reached its highest rank of #28 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Luke and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lucas (#19), Luke (#28), Lukas (#230), Lucian (#608), Lucien, Luc and Lucius. (2014 statistics).
Luke▲ is also pronounced similarly to Laike, Lake and Locke. Other suggested similar baby names are Duke▲, Lige▼, Loki, Luce, Lugh, Luis▲ and Luiz. These names tend to be less commonly used than Luke.