Lucas (Luke) - Names
Meaning of the name Lucas (Luke)
‘The bright one’ (from Latin: lux - ‘light’)
History & etymology:
The name Lucas and its English variant Luke stem from Latin and are used alongside in the English-speaking world. Lucas has been borrowed directly from Latin. The name is a cognate of another Latin name, Lucius, meaning ‘the bright one’, from the noun lux: ‘light’.
According to some sources, Lucas could have come from the Greek name Loukas, which means ‘from Luciana’ (a place in southern Italy) but there is no credible proof of such etymology.
Lucas is used as a surname, too.
The best known patron saint of the name is St. Lucas, the writer of one of the four Gospels, physician and Apostle Paul’s loyal companion. The way his Gospel is written indicates that he was preoccupied with fate of the poor and the sick. Luke seems to have been an advocate of social justice and equality of women. Luke’s Gospel contains more detailed descriptions of Virgin Mary’s life than the other Gospels.
St. Luke is a patron saint of physicians and surgeons. His feast day is celebrated on 18th October.
Alternative spellings & nicknames:
Similar names in other languages & name days:
18th October: Lukas
18th October: Lukáš
18th October: Luukas
18th October: Luc
18th October: Lukas
17th February, 22nd April, 10th September, 18th October, 31st October: Łukasz
18th October: Lucas
18th October: Lucas, Luke, Luca
Famous people named Lucas/Luke:
Lucas Adas (1993-) - American actor
Luke Benward (1995-) - American actor
Luke Bilyk (1994-) - Canadian actor
Lucas Black (1982) - American actor
Luke Bryan (1976-) - American country singer
Luke Evans (1979-) - Welsh actor
Lukas Graham (1988-) - Danish singer
Lukas Haas (1976-) - American actor
Luke Hemsworth (1981-) - Australian actor
Luke Hemmings (1996-) - Australian pop singer
Luke Mitchell (1985-) - Australian actor
Lukas Moodysson (1969-) - Swedish director and author
Lucas Neff (1985-) - American actor
Lukas Podolski (1985-) - German football player of Polish origin
Lucas Till (1990-) - American actor
England and Wales: 27th
New Zealand: 14th
Northern Ireland: 35th
England and Wales: 58th
New Zealand: 35th
Northern Ireland: 15th
Lucky colors: red, violet
Lucky stone: Ruby
Ruling planet: Mars
Characteristics: kind, balanced, diplomatic, patient, tactful
Luke is the name of a fictional character in Star Wars movies.