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Origin and meaning of Luke

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The meaning of Luke is "From Lucania".
Its origin is "English variant of the Greek name Loukas".
Luke is a form of Loukas and is generally pronounced like "LOOK".

This name is mostly being used as a boys name. Last year it ranked 37th in the U.S. Social Security Administration list of most popular baby boy names. Show popularity chart

Luke is an English variant of the Greek name Loukas meaning "from Luciana." Luciana is a district in Southern Italy.

In the New Testament Saint Luke was a doctor who traveled with Saint Paul. He was the author of the third Gospel and the book of Acts.

Luke was introduced to the English speaking world by the Normans in the Middle Ages.

Famous bearers include the fictional character Luke Skywalker from the "Star Wars" films.
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Baby names rank over the past 10 years:

Source: US SSA
2004 64 3952 41
2005 61 7344 41
2006 66 9042 43
2007 67 14822 46
2008 64 10472 43
2009 66 - 46
2010 58 16030 41
2011 57 14113 39
2012 51 12858 37
2013 - - -

Percentage used per gender (past 5 years):

52
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Meaning of Luke: Luke is an English variant of the Greek name Loukas meaning "from Luciana

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