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Luke

By Sangeetha Sivaguru Senior Content Specialist
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 28 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Light Giving, Light

Pronunciation: luːk, /luːk/, L UW K

Popularity Rank: #971

On this page:

  • 1. Luke Meaning
  • 2. Luke Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Luke
  • 4. Luke Translations in other languages
  • 5. Luke Name Popularity
  • 6. Luke popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Luke
  • 8. Latest News about Luke
  • 9. Nicknames for Luke
  • 10. Names similar to Luke

Luke Meaning

Derived from the Greek name 'Loukas', meaning 'from Lucania'. Lucania was a region in southern Italy. Luke is also the name of one of the four Gospel writers in the New Testament.

Luke also means "Light Giving, Light, Bringer of Light, A Region of Southern Italy, Native of Lucania, Bright, Form of Lucus, From the Greek name meaning 'from Lucania', also the name of a Gospel writer".

Luke is commonly found in United Kingdom, United States of America, Ireland, and 88 more countries.

Luke Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: luːk

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /luːk/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: L UW K

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

UW: Pronounce as in "blue" (B L UW)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Luke Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Luke is recorded 66,425 times globally, ranking it as the 971th most common name worldwide.

Luke is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 34,851 occurrences, making it the 46th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Luke is found among 1 in every 16 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Luke Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United Kingdom#461 : 16
United States of America#3921 : 122
Ireland#971 : 32
South Africa#8401 : 918
Canada#2581 : 173
Italy#1,7571 : 1,002
Netherlands#8131 : 359
Nigeria#1,2671 : 1,211
France#2,4961 : 2,025
Singapore#7081 : 1,052
Malaysia#2,4631 : 3,858
Germany#1,3991 : 828
Hong Kong#8971 : 1,248
Malta#401 : 78
China#4291 : 739
Spain#3,3971 : 3,201
Iran#1,5301 : 1,008
Czechia#5761 : 416
Saudi Arabia#14,1721 : 18,540
United Arab Emirates#4,6551 : 6,420
Costa Rica#1,3171 : 1,012
Taiwan#4651 : 1,590
Philippines#1,0561 : 2,040
Switzerland#1,8141 : 1,708
Poland#8961 : 833
Jamaica#6301 : 980
Mexico#8,3421 : 11,699
Belgium#3,9011 : 4,067
Austria#1,5741 : 1,548
Ghana#1,3951 : 2,714
Kuwait#6,1621 : 10,569
Qatar#4,7851 : 7,914
Namibia#8631 : 2,254
Brazil#8,3871 : 14,240
Peru#7,6971 : 16,747
Chile#6,5861 : 11,881
Japan#1,2201 : 1,980
Oman#10,4741 : 15,197
Egypt#36,8841 : 57,350
Colombia#20,7371 : 34,855
Sweden#2,3481 : 2,638
Cameroon#4,8811 : 12,940
India#13,1851 : 26,479
Finland#2,4821 : 3,834
Bahrain#4,8971 : 9,137
Macao#1,7541 : 3,739
Turkey#19,2981 : 36,085
Denmark#1,8071 : 3,053
Portugal#3,1111 : 5,526
Russia#11,9671 : 14,530
Argentina#4,3611 : 7,998
Botswana#1,1051 : 3,265
Norway#1,9171 : 3,463
Morocco#27,8131 : 50,143

List of countries the name Luke is rarely found

Luke popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Luke from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Luke

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📰 Latest News about Luke

Stay updated with the most recent news about Luke. Read on to catch up with Luke's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 04:50 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Wing Luke Museum closes after staff walkout in protest of exhibit - KING5.com
    Source: KING5.com | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • PHOTOS: 18 times Luke Evans proved his job was beach by rockin' tiny swimsuits & speedos - Queerty
    Source: Queerty | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • What's Happened to Aussie Actor Luke Mitchell's Dr. Mitch Ripley on Chicago Med? - NBC Insider
    Source: NBC Insider | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Wing Luke Museum closes after workers walk out in exhibit protest - MyNorthwest
    Source: MyNorthwest | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • NCAA lacrosse: Led by Luke Wierman, Maryland heads to title game - The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Seattle's Wing Luke Museum closes after staff walks off job to protest pro-Israel tone in new 'confronting hate' exhibit - Must Read Alaska
    Source: Must Read Alaska | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Wing Luke Museum closes after staff walkout over exhibit - The Seattle Times
    Source: The Seattle Times | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Poop stops wreck Luke Plapp's Giro d'Italia stage win hopes in Sappada - Cyclingnews
    Source: Cyclingnews | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • What is Luke Getsy looking for in Raiders' quarterback competition? - Silver And Black Pride
    Source: Silver And Black Pride | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • South Sudan: Missing priest, Fr Luke and his driver declared dead - Vatican News - English
    Source: Vatican News - English | Published on: May 23, 2024

Nicknames for Luke

Lightning Luke, Luke Skywalker, Lucky Luke, Luke the Wolf, Luke the Brave, Luke the Maverick, Luke the Loyal, Luke the Fearless, Luke the Wild, Luke the Mighty

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