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Meaning of Luke

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The name Luke has the following meaning:

Man from Lucannus. Sometimes a nickname for Lucian and Lucius.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Luke is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 44 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Luke fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 5 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 48 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Luke in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Luke is pronounced as look-h


Luke originates from the Greek language.

See other suggested Greek boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Luke and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Luke: Boys - Dorian, Julius, Theodore, Theron, Girls - Cleora, Dike, Dorcas, Theresa, Velma, Both genders - Andrew, Damaskenos, George


Popular Variants for the name Luke: Locior, Lookaa, Luc (French), Luchok, Lucius, Luck, Lucky, Luhacs, Luk, Luka (Russian), Lukaa, Lukacs, Lukas (Lithuanian), Luken, Lukes, Lukus (Swedish)


We think the name Luke should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Luke to be: Strong, loyal, fun and friendly chap

In one word, you might describe Luke as a(n) "loyal" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Luke (or its variants) are:

Lucius Benjamin Appling, born on 2 April, a famous baseballer. Lucius Benjamin Appling's background: An American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox (1930-1950).

Luke Campbell Donald, born on 7 December, a famous golfer. Luke Campbell Donald's background: An English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but, is also a member of the European Tour. In 2006 he reached the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career. In January 2007, he reached a career high ranking of 7, and was briefly the highest ranked European golfer.

Luke Perry , born on 11 October, a famous actor. Luke Perry 's background: An American actor. His most prominent role to date has been as Dylan McKay in the long-running TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, a role he played from 1990-95, and then from 1998-2000.
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