Lucas

Lucas - A popular male name



  Sep 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lucas, meaning man from Lucania, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1917 on position #1723. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lucas and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lucas? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lucas. The baby boy name Lucas was given to 10,616 baby boys in 2012, ranking #27 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 155 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lucas peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 27.



Famous with this name

Isabel Lucas
Lucas Jade Zumann
Jett Lucas


How would you rate Lucas, 1-5?

Rating: 5/5 (10 people)


Lucas is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lucas is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #9 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #118.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lucas is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Lucas is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Lucas goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Lucas origin and meaning

Lucas is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means man from Lucania. To see famous people named Lucas, pop culture references for the name Lucas and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lucas

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lucas, sorted by popularity.

Louis / Luis / Luke / Lewis / Lukas / Luca / Lucius / Lacy / Lucio / Luka /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201227
201129
201035
200939
200846
200753
200659
200558
200466
200371
200275
200183
200083
199990
199893
199798
199692
199592
199494
199395
1992106
1991107
1990112
1989114
1988112
1987121
1986124
1985122
1984129
1983114
1982106
198188
198098
1979108
1978136
1977203
1976230
1975228
1974316
1973468
1972533
1971561
1970669
1969730
1968807
1967951
1966939
1965795
1964852
1963865
1962782
1961946
1960962
1959900
19581081
19571446
19561383
19551254
19531521
19521357
19511486
19501397
19481309
19471219
19451364
19431351
19421305
19411550
19401585
19391180
19381564
19351173
19341140
19331627
19321494
19301758
19291263
19281647
19271840
19261126
19251635
19241932
19231266
19221556
19211658
19201417
19181356
19171723

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire9
Michigan9
Montana12
Indiana15
Minnesota16
New York17
Massachusetts17
Washington18
Wisconsin18
Ohio18
Maine18
Illinois19
Oregon19
Missouri19
Florida19
Pennsylvania21
Rhode Island21
New Jersey23
Alaska23
New Mexico25
Connecticut25
Nebraska28
Virginia28
Kansas28
Delaware28
South Dakota28
Iowa28
District of Columbia29
Kentucky30
Vermont31
Maryland31
Hawaii33
Wyoming34
Colorado34
North Carolina35
Idaho36
South Carolina37
Tennessee39
Nevada41
California41
Utah41
Oklahoma42
North Dakota42
Arizona45
Georgia48
Alabama53
Arkansas54
Louisiana56
West Virginia62
Texas65
Mississippi118

Even more about Lucas


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lucas a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lucas?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lucas
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 155
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1917
2012 births +10,616

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