The name started with the Greek Loukas. From there, it evolved into Lucas, the Latin version, and then the German Lukas. Its meaning, “from Lucanus,” refers to a place in southern Italy. While Lucanus is long gone, Lukas lives on, and is favored in Norway, Belgium and other Nordic and Slavic countries. Lukas came on the scene just as Lucas became more popular in the US during the late 1970s. US parents still prefer the “c” spelling to the “k,” so giving your boy the name Lukas will make him stand out on the playground.
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Source: Social Security Administration
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