What does Luke mean?
Luke /luke/ [1 syll.] 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.
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 popularity of Luke for boys. Luke reached its top position of #28 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity 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), Luciano (#568), Lucian (#608), Luc, Lucius and Lucien. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.4434%), except for the versions Lucien and Lucius which have become less in vogue. The trendier names for newborns among these are Luciano (#568), Lucas (#19), Luke (#28), Lukas (#230) and Lucian (#608), and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Lucas, Lucian, Luciano and Luke. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)