Luke

Luke - A popular male name



  Jan 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Luke, meaning man from Lucania, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #291. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Luke and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Luke? 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 Luke. The baby boy name Luke was given to 8,922 baby boys in 2012, ranking #37 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 184 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Luke peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 37.



Famous with this name

Luke Benward
Luke Pasqualino
Luke Wilson


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Luke is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Luke is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #9 - and is the least popular in Vermont at position #86.

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 Luke is where you live.


Comment and discuss





  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Luke 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 Luke goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Luke origin and meaning

Luke is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means man from Lucania. To see famous people named Luke, pop culture references for the name Luke and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Luke

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

Louis / Luis / Lucas / 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
201237
201139
201041
200947
200843
200746
200643
200541
200441
200346
200246
200150
200059
199967
199875
199778
199675
199582
199491
199387
199293
1991113
1990118
1989121
1988119
1987111
1986106
1985106
1984110
1983105
1982118
1981100
198097
1979110
1978137
1977186
1976221
1975257
1974264
1973285
1972320
1971350
1970351
1969373
1968404
1967419
1966415
1965407
1964379
1963397
1962396
1961389
1960385
1959437
1958427
1957457
1956480
1955511
1954540
1953584
1952576
1951532
1950529
1949529
1948519
1947535
1946593
1945557
1944583
1943573
1942630
1941586
1940556
1939523
1938540
1937570
1936551
1935529
1934569
1933602
1932438
1931483
1930517
1929493
1928507
1927508
1926481
1925493
1924440
1923466
1922448
1921493
1920492
1919478
1918450
1917447
1916411
1915417
1914379
1913403
1912447
1911405
1910291

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah9
Louisiana16
Ohio20
Nebraska23
Kansas23
Oklahoma25
Delaware25
Idaho27
West Virginia28
South Dakota30
Michigan32
Tennessee32
Virginia33
Indiana34
Montana34
Connecticut35
Georgia35
New Jersey36
Arkansas36
North Carolina36
Oregon37
Texas37
Pennsylvania38
Massachusetts39
Minnesota39
Colorado40
South Carolina40
Alabama41
Kentucky41
Wyoming42
Missouri42
Florida42
Hawaii43
New York44
Maine44
New Mexico45
Arizona46
Maryland47
Washington48
Rhode Island51
Illinois53
Iowa54
North Dakota55
District of Columbia56
California57
Nevada60
Wisconsin61
Mississippi61
New Hampshire67
Alaska77
Vermont86

Even more about Luke


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 Luke 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 Luke?

1 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 Luke
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 184
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +8,922

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