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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Most Famous People Named Luke

American actor
main character in the 2012 action film "Safe"
main character in Sarah Rees Brennan's "In Other Lands"
character in video game "Ace Attorney"
American actor
character in the 1967 film of the same name
character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
main character from the "Star Wars" series
son of athlete Lance Armstrong
character on TV's "The Dukes of Hazard"
character in "The Haunting of Hill House"
character on TV's "Jessie"
American actor
vocalist and guitarist of Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer
character in the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series
American actor
character on TV's "Ravenswood"
American country singer
ring name of Jon Huber
ring name of Andrew "Drew" Hankinson
character on TV's "The O.C."
1st century Greek physician and evangelist
Australian singer and comedian of the Janoskians troupe; twin brother Jaidon Domenic Matthew "Jai" Brooks
Australian actor

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Names Created Using the Letters in Luke