US Popularity:47
Meaning:From Lucania
Luke is a boy’s name of Greek origin, meaning “from Lucania,” which refers to a city in southern Italy. This classic name is known around the world and takes different forms in various countries. With roots in Christianity through Luke the Evangelist, this name can have a positive influence on your little one whether you raise him in faith or not. The figure is known for leading others towards the faith by writing a large portion of the New Testament. Another leading Luke is Luke Skywalker, the hero your little one can look to for out-of-this-world inspiration. With many celebrities and fictional characters to seek guidance in, it will be up to baby Luke whether he chooses to embrace the light—or the dark—side of life.

Famous People Named Luke

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Luke Benward
  • Luke Bryan
    Country Singer, Musician
  • Luke Hemsworth
  • Luke Kuechly
    Football Player

Luke Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Luke is currently #447 on The Bump
Boy:Luke is currently #265 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Luke is currently #47 in U.S. births
Boy:Luke is currently #31 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 3
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Luke

  • Behind the Name, Luke, January 2022

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Luke, May 2021

  • Britannica, St. Luke, September 2023

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