Most Popular Names
Origin : Greek
man from Lucania
The name Luke is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "man from Lucania". Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker. The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Greek physician, evangelist and friend of Saint Paul, the author of the third Gospel, who was also supposed to have been a portrait painter. He thus became the patron saint of doctors and artists. Later Lukes of lesser note have included Luke Duke of The Dukes of Hazzard, Cool Hand Luke, half of the classic soap opera duo of Luke and Laura, contemporary actors Luke Wilson and Luke Perry, and a number of star athletes. Luke charts highly in the U.S., and is even more popular in Ireland. Other attractive forms of the name are Lucas and the French Luc. Lucius and Lucian have a different origin and meaning.
Popularity of name Luke over time
There are 270759 people in the U.S. with the first name Luke, this name was mostly popular in 2014 with popularity 10506 .
Luke is used for both genders.
99.81 percent of people with the first name Luke are man
0.19 percent of people with the first name Luke are woman
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