Origin : Latin form of Luke

man from Lucania

The name Lucas is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "man from Lucania". Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, and occupies a high rank on the charts. Lucas has long been a favorite of TV scriptwriters, from the early black-and-white days of The Rifleman (Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain) to the schoolteacher series Lucas Tanner to the more contemporary One Tree Hill, and the name appears as Lucas Beauchamp in William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust and Light in August. Lucas Cranach was an important German Renaissance painter and printmaker; Lucas Samaras is an eccentric Greek-born American contemporary artist. Some will associate the name with director George Lucas. At the moment Lucas is enjoying a tremendous international success. It is currently very popular in Sweden and in the Netherlands. Note that Lucas and Luke derive from a different root and have a different meaning than Lucius and Lucian.

Popularity of name Lucas over time

There are 253007 people in the U.S. with the first name Lucas, this name was mostly popular in 2017 with popularity 12996 .

Lucas is used for both genders.

99.82 percent of people with the first name Lucas are man

0.18 percent of people with the first name Lucas are woman

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Most Famous People Named Lucas

character in "Lucas"
American actor
American dancer on TV's "Dance Moms Miami"
character in "Crow's Peak" by Sarah Marie Clausen
character in "Starcrossed" trilogy by Josephine Angelini
character on "Hollyoaks"
American actor
American actor
character on "American Gothic"
character on "Pretty Little Liars"
Brazilian footballer
American film director and producer
Dutch historian and politician
French pro skateboarder
character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
German racing driver
Cantonese rapper
character on "FlashForward"
character on "Neighbours"
character in MOTHER 3 and the Super Smash Bros. series
a main character in Pokemon Diamond
character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
American actor on YouTube's Fred series
American actor

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Names Created Using the Letters in Lucas