Other Origin(s):Dutch, German, Greek, Latin
Meaning:From Lucania; From Lucanus; Light
Lukas is a masculine name with Swiss, Greek, Latin, German, and Dutch roots. A German variant of the Greek name Lucas, it can translate to "from Lucania," a historical region in Southern Italy, or “from Lucanus.” Since German is one of Switzerland’s four official languages, it’s no wonder that a lot of the country’s names have strong German connections. Lukas is also the Dutch form of Luke, and is a popular name throughout areas of Northern Europe. Translating to “light,” this name is sure to celebrate baby as the shining light that they are. With Switzerland’s diplomatic relations with the Netherlands and Greece, you’ll find plenty of names like Lukas growing popular in the country. For a historical touch, Lukas started out as Loukas, a name often given to Luke the Evangelist, an important figure in the Christian New Testament. Lukas has a familiar sound, but choosing the spelling with k is sure to stand out. It has grown to be a popular name in Switzerland, with one holder of the name including Swiss author Lukas Hartmann. If you want a classic name with a memorable twist that can inspire your little one to strengthen their creative side, the name Lukas will make for a lovely choice.
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