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What does Luke mean?

Luke Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Loukas, Luc, Lucas, Lucian, Lucien, Lucio, Lucius, Luck, Lucky, Lukacs, Lukas




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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, and is presently at #29. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

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?

Prominent alternative forms of Luke (#29 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Lucas (#14), Lukas (#222), Lucian (#626), Lucien (#1111), Lucius (#1193), Luc (#1658), Lucio (#1813) and Lucky. These relations of Luke were at the height of their popularity in 2016 (USAGE OF 1.35%), except for the version Lucius which has fallen out of style. Lucas, Luke, Lukas and Lucian 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-sounding 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.