Baby name Luke
Meaning:man from lucania
Description: Middle English vernacular form of Lucas, Latin form of the post-classical Greek name Loukas. This owes its perennial popularity throughout Christian Europe to the fact that, from the second century onwards, the third gospel in the New Testament has been ascribed to the Lucas or Luke mentioned at various places in Acts and in the Epistles. Little is known about him beyond the facts that he was a doctor, a Gentile, and a friend and convert of St Paul. The name was borne by the character Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, and rose sharply in popularity during the 1990s.
Statistics for Luke
From 1996 to 2015 the name 'Luke' was given to 66.636 Boys, representing 1,04% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.
Registrations by Year of name 'Luke'
This chart shows the registrations of name 'Luke' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that the registrations name 'Luke' varied from 1.095 to 5.664 per year.
Rank Popularity by Year of name 'Luke'
This chart shows the popularity of name 'Luke' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that name 'Luke' varied from rank 11 to 58.