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.
Luke▲ has 1 more alternative form via Lucian, Lukas: Lukyan.Kreatif forms: Leke, Leoke, Lioke. [more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Luke for boys. Luke reached its top position of #28 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Luke and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Luke (#28 the previous year) are Lucas (#19 the previous year), Lukas (#230), Lucian (#608), Lucien, Luc and Lucius. These relations of Luke reached the height of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.447%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.445%), but with the versions Lucius and Lucien becoming less in vogue. Lucas, Luke, Lukas and Lucian are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Lucas, Lucian and Luke.
Thinking of names?
Luke▲ is pronounced similarly to Laike, Lake, Lech, Lock and Locke. Other suggested similar baby 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.