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What does Luke mean?

Luke Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, biblical, saint, star, wars.


Luke has 11 variants: Loukas, Luc, Lucas, Lucian, Lucien, Lucio, Lucius, Luck, Lucky, Lukacs and Lukas.

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Similar Names

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.