in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Luke
Luke is a male / / given name, and less commonly, a surname.
The name Luke is derived from the Latin name
or from the Greek Loukas, meaning "man from Lucas Lucania" (a region of Italy). Although the name is attested in ancient inscriptions, the best known historical use of the name is in the New Testament. The Gospel of Luke was written around 70 to 90 AD (the exact years are unknown), and was from here that the name was first popularized. Luke, who is credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke, was a physician who lived around 30 to 130 AD. Luke is also credited with the Book of Acts in the Bible, and also is mentioned by the Apostle Paul in some of Paul's letters to first-century churches.
Luke is the 21st most popular name for new babies in
England and Wales, the 43rd most popular name for new babies in the [1 ] United States, and the 2,105th most common surname in the US, with 15,000 people (0.006%) sharing the surname. [2 ] [3 ]
Popularity of name Luke
in England and Wales [1 ]
Popularity of name Luke in United States
Variants in other languages [ edit ]
People known as Luke [ edit ]
Luke Barry, Irish actor, wrestler, writer
Luke Brooks (born 1994), Australian Rugby League player
Luke Brookshier (born 1971), American television writer and storyboard artist
Luke Bryan, American country singer
Luke Burgess (born 1987), English Rugby League player
Luther Campbell (born 1960), also known as Luke
Luke Capewell (born 1989), Australian Rugby League player
Luke Collis (born 1988), American football player
Luke Cutts (born 1988), British pole vaulter
Luke Campbell Donald MBE (born 1977), English professional golfer
Luke Evans (born 1979), Welsh actor and singer
Luke Edwards (born 1980), American actor
Luke Ford (born 1981), Australian actor
Luke Gardiner, Irish landowner and politician
Luke Goss (born 1968), singer and actor Luke Hemmings, one of the members of the Australian band
5 Seconds of Summer
Luke Howard (1772–1864), manufacturing chemist and amateur meteorologist
Luke Johnson, drummer for Lostprophets
Luke Keary (born 1992), Australian Rugby League player
Luke Kelly (1940–1984), folk singer
Luke Kelly (rugby league) (born 1989), Australian Rugby League player Luke Loan Ba Vu and Luke Thin Viet Pham, members of the
Steven Lee "Luke" Lukather (born 1957)
Luke Marshall, Irish rugby player
Luke McLean, Italian rugby player
Luke Pasqualino, English actor
Luke Perry, American actor
Luke Ravenstahl (born 1980), mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Luke Ross, comic artist
Luke Shaw, English footballer
Luke Short, (1854–1893) cowboy and gunfighter
Luke Tan, singer and songwriter
Luke Temple, American pop-folk singer-songwriter
Luke the Evangelist, author and companion of Saul of Tarsus
Luke Watson, rugby player
Luke Wilson (born 1971), actor
Luke Wright (born 1985), English cricketer
Luke Young (born 1979), English footballer
Fictional people [ edit ]
, eponymous character in the Belgian comic book series set in the American Old West. Lucky Luke Luke, a
fictional character from the TV series The Tribe (1999-2003).
Luke Baker, Degrassi.
Luke Cage, a comic superhero in the Marvel Universe.
Luke Danes, a character in the comedy-drama television series . Gilmore Girls
Luke fon Fabre, the main character from "Tales of the Abyss".
Luke Jackson, eponymous character in the 1967 film . Cool Hand Luke Luke Ross, a character from the 2011 TV series
Luke Skywalker, the main protagonist of the Star Wars original trilogy.
Luke Smith, a character in the The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Luke Snyder, a character on the long-running daytime drama As the World Turns.
Luke Spencer, a character on the long running serial General Hospital.
Luke the Warrior, an anthropomorphic mouse in the Redwall book series. Luke Triton, a character in the
video games. Professor Layton
People with the surname [ edit ]
Derek Luke, (born 1974), American Actor
Isaac Luke (born 1987), New Zealand rugby league footballer
Lauren Luke, English makeup artist
Noel Luke (born 1964), footballer who notably played for Peterborough United
Peter Luke, writer, editor, and producer
Yudell Luke, (1918–1983), American mathematician
References [ edit ]