Luca (given name)

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Luca (pronounced "LOO-kah" also spelt Louca, Luka, Louka, Lucca) is a given name used predominantly for males, mainly in Latin America, Italy, Germany and Romania. It is derived from the Latin name Lucas, which itself is derived from the Latin word "lux" (light). It may also come from the Latin word "lucus" meaning "sacred wood" (a cognate of lucere). The name is common among Christians as a result of Luke the Evangelist. Similarly, the name Luka is also commonly found as a male given name in Eastern Europe and particularly the Balkans with the name sharing the same origin. Luca is also a Hungarian and Croatian female given name, but pronounced differently as "LOO-tsah" the equivalent of the English name Lucy.

List of people with the given name Luca[edit]

Fictional people
  • Luca, a minor character in the video game Final Fantasy IV
  • Luca Blight, one of the major antagonists in the video game Suikoden II
  • Luca Abele, one of the major antagonists in the video game Dishonored 2
  • Luca, a light blue Aphelocoma in Angry Birds Stella
  • Luca Brasi, a fictional character from the film and novel The Godfather
  • Luca Raregroove, a major enemy in the Japanese manga–anime series Rave Master

List of people with the given name Luka[edit]

Fictional people
  • Luka Kovač, a character in the television series ER
  • The protagonist of the 1987 Suzanne Vega song "Luka"

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