Luca Name Meaning

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Fact: Famous personalities named Luca include Italian footballer Luca Toni and chef Luca Manfè.

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A Deep Dive

Luca Overview

Meaning

Bringer of light, from Lucania

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Italian, Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name “Lucas,” meaning “from Lucania” or “light.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈluː.kə/

Popularity

Luca is popular in Europe, particularly in Italy and Hungary, and is also well-loved in English-speaking countries. Recently, it ranked in the top 100 names in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Exotic, Modern, Cool, Cute

Associated Traits

Bright, energetic, and charismatic

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

The name is associated with St. Luke, the patron saint of artists, physicians, and surgeons.

Name Day

October 18th
A Deep Dive

Luca Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Luca, Lucas, Luke, Lucian, Luciano, Luka, Lukasz, Lukas

Common Nicknames

Lu, Lukie, Lulu, Lou, Lukey

Diminutives

Luc, Luk

Famous People

  • Luca Pacioli
    (Italian Mathematician)
  • Luca Guadagnino
    (Italian Director)
  • Luca Toni
    (Italian Footballer)
  • Luca Parmitano
    (Italian Astronaut)
  • Luca Hänni
    (Swiss Singer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Luca Paguro
    ("Luca," Animated Film)
  • Luca Brasi
    ("The Godfather," Film)
  • Luca
    ("Luca," TV Series)
  • Luca Changretta
    ("Peaky Blinders," TV Series)
  • Luca Fiamma
    ("Under the Tuscan Sun," Film)

Places

  • San Luca
    (Italy)
  • Luca
    (Romania)
  • Luca
    (Malta)
  • San Luca
    (Mexico)

What Is the Meaning of Luca?

Luca means “bringer of light” or “man from Lucania.” People with this name are often seen as bright, cheerful, and full of energy. They tend to be optimistic, sociable, and creative. Luca is also associated with warmth and positivity.

What Is the Origin of The Name Luca?

Luca is of Italian origin, derived from the Latin name Lucas. It is linked to the region of Lucania in southern Italy. The name has been popular in various cultures, including Italian, Spanish, and Romanian.

Luca Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Luca in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#422021#282022#242023
Top 3 Rankings#242023#282022#422021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Luca

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202324
(+4 from 2022)
7770
(-68 from 2022)
0.42432
202228
(+14 from 2021)
7838
(+959 from 2021)
0.41848
202142
(+25 from 2020)
6879
(+2051 from 2020)
0.36715
202067
(+20 from 2019)
4828
(+410 from 2019)
0.26102
201987
(+19 from 2018)
4418
(+805 from 2018)
0.22989
2018106
(+24 from 2017)
3613
(+522 from 2017)
0.18588
2017130
(+21 from 2016)
3091
(+336 from 2016)
0.15618
2016151
(+6 from 2015)
2755
(+138 from 2015)
0.13601
2015157
(+28 from 2014)
2617
(+314 from 2014)
0.12801
2014185
(+16 from 2013)
2303
(+402 from 2013)
0.11238
2013201
(+22 from 2012)
1901
(+284 from 2012)
0.09408
2012223
(+37 from 2011)
1617
(+277 from 2011)
0.07969
2011260
(+12 from 2010)
1340
(+65 from 2010)
0.06596
2010272
(+9 from 2009)
1275
(+76 from 2009)
0.06206
2009281
(+24 from 2008)
1199
(+102 from 2008)
0.05653
2008305
(+7 from 2007)
1097
(+41 from 2007)
0.05031
2007312
(+36 from 2006)
1056
(+184 from 2006)
0.04767
2006348
(+52 from 2005)
872
(+165 from 2005)
0.03977
2005400
(-6 from 2004)
707
(+22 from 2004)
0.03323
2004394
(+69 from 2003)
685
(+141 from 2003)
0.03241
2003463
(+61 from 2002)
544
(+114 from 2002)
0.02589
2002524
(+61 from 2001)
430
(+88 from 2001)
0.02081
2001585
(+41 from 2000)
342
(+45 from 2000)
0.01653
2000626
(+437 from 1999)
297
(+169 from 1999)
0.01422
19991063
(+51 from 1998)
128
(+13 from 1998)
0.00628
19981114
(+236 from 1997)
115
(+33 from 1997)
0.00567
19971350
(-85 from 1996)
82
(-5 from 1996)
0.00410
19961265
(+211 from 1995)
87
(+22 from 1995)
0.00434
19951476
(+39 from 1994)
65
(+3 from 1994)
0.00323
19941515
(-71 from 1993)
62
(-3 from 1993)
0.00304
19931444
(+398 from 1992)
65
(+21 from 1992)
0.00315
19921842
(+140 from 1991)
44
(+6 from 1991)
0.00210
19911982
(+231 from 1990)
38
(+6 from 1990)
0.00179
19902213
(-220 from 1989)
32
(-4 from 1989)
0.00149
19891993
(-203 from 1988)
36
(-2 from 1988)
0.00172
19881790
(+73 from 1987)
38
(+4 from 1987)
0.00190
19871863
(+1576 from 1986)
34
(+21 from 1986)
0.00174
19863439
(-1213 from 1985)
13
(-11 from 1985)
0.00068
19852226
(+304 from 1984)
24
(+5 from 1984)
0.00125
19842530
(-390 from 1983)
19
(-5 from 1983)
0.00101
19832140
(+284 from 1982)
24
(+4 from 1982)
0.00129
19822424
(-658 from 1981)
20
(-12 from 1981)
0.00106
19811766
(+1490 from 1980)
32
(+19 from 1980)
0.00172
19803256
(-791 from 1979)
13
(-6 from 1979)
0.00070
19792465
(-91 from 1978)
19
No change from 1978
0.00106
19782374
(+1011 from 1977)
19
(+8 from 1977)
0.00111
19773385
(-1512 from 1976)
11
(-15 from 1976)
0.00064
19761873
(+668 from 1975)
26
(+10 from 1975)
0.00159
19752541
(+405 from 1974)
16
(+4 from 1974)
0.00099
19742946
(+1016 from 1972)
12
(+5 from 1972)
0.00074
19730
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19723962
(+942 from 1971)
7
(+2 from 1971)
0.00042
19714904
(-674 from 1970)
5
(-1 from 1970)
0.00028
19704230
(-1549 from 1969)
6
(-5 from 1969)
0.00031
19692681
(-236 from 1968)
11
(-1 from 1968)
0.00060
19682445
(+30 from 1965)
12
(+1 from 1965)
0.00068
19670
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19660
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19652475
(+569 from 1963)
11
(+3 from 1963)
0.00058
19640
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19633044
(+621 from 1960)
8
(+2 from 1960)
0.00039
19620
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19610
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19603665
(-127 from 1943)
6
(+1 from 1943)
0.00028
19590
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19580
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19570
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19560
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19550
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19540
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19530
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19520
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19510
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19500
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19490
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19480
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19470
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19460
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19450
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19440
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19433538
(-558 from 1929)
5
(-3 from 1929)
0.00034
19420
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19410
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19400
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19390
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19380
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19370
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19360
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19350
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19340
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19330
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19320
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19310
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19300
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19292980
(+717 from 1928)
8
(+2 from 1928)
0.00072
19283697
(-312 from 1926)
6
(-1 from 1926)
0.00053
19270
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19263385
(+23 from 1925)
7
No change from 1925
0.00061
19253408
(-233 from 1923)
7
(-1 from 1923)
0.00061
19240
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19233175
(+1111 from 1920)
8
(+3 from 1920)
0.00071
19220
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19210
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19204286
(-118 from 1919)
5
No change from 1919
0.00045
19194168
(-623 from 1917)
5
(-1 from 1917)
0.00049
19180
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19173545
(-368 from 1916)
6
(-1 from 1916)
0.00063
19163177
(+215 from 1915)
7
(+1 from 1915)
0.00076
19153392
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00068
19140
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Luca

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#322021#162022#172023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#162021#192022#112023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#252021#142022#102023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#702021#422022#402023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#202021#192022#172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#112021#92022#92023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#282021#222022#172023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#362021#322022#332023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#182021#152022#142023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#542021#402022#242023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#542021#472022#302023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#122021#52022#62023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#542021#342022#372023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#392021#282022#292023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#942021#542022#512023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#462021#212022#192023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#352021#232022#192023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#512021#362022#362023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#602021#332022#402023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1022021#532022#592023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#772021#822022#502023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#802021#592022#822023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#512021#572022#392023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#502021#242022#292023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#432021#342022#302023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#672021#312022#512023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#262021#202022#202023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#772021#822022#642023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#982021#862022#822023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#92021#82022#122023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#322021#182022#272023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#762021#762022#642023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1122021#692022#562023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1132021#782022#1032023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1432021#1412022#1442023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#442021#252022#192023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#92021#172022#112023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#672021#742022#652023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1272021#792022#962023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1172021#822022#492023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#702021#432022#1082023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#742021#562022#522023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#582021#132022#112023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#602021#202022#1042023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1972021#2452022#1742023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#2232021#842022#452023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1222021#792022#432023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2002021#512022#602023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#592021#1372022#722023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#892021#312022#372023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#852019#992021#582023

Popularity Rankings for Luca in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#252021#52022#12023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#102021#52022#32023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#42020#42021#52022

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#162021#72022#62023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#72023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#82021#122022#72023

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#272020#192021#82022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#632021#162022#92023

Popularity in Romania

Romania flagRomania#102021#102022#102023

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#382020#282021#132022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#262021#192022#142023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#352020#202021#212022

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#252020#222021#212022

Popularity in Renaissance Italy

Renaissance Italy flagRenaissance Italy#221427

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#542021#302022#252023

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#272020#302021#282022

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#492019#452020#282021

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#312013#372014#322015

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#492021#392022#38First half of 2023

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#822020#462021#392022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#982020#722021#622022

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#1072021#912022#642023

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#782020#1142022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#882021#842022#1442023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#982012

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1682019#1772020#1572021

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#1842022#1742023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3292021#2132022#1852023

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#2002021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3122021#2822022#2452023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#3992020#3242021

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Luca a Name for Boys or Girls?

Luca is a unisex name, used for both boys and girls. While it is more commonly given to boys in some countries, it is also a popular choice for girls, especially in recent years. Its versatility and pleasant sound make it appealing to parents for children of any gender.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Luca

Luca in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Luca Pacioli (Mathematician, 1447–1517): An Italian mathematician and Franciscan friar who is often called the father of accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Luca Guadagnino (Director, born 1971): An Italian director known for his films "Call Me by Your Name" and "Suspiria."
  • Luca Toni (Footballer, born 1977): An Italian former professional footballer who was a World Cup-winning striker.
  • Luca Parmitano (Astronaut, born 1976): An Italian astronaut and engineer who served as commander of the International Space Station.
  • Luca Hänni (Singer, born 1994): A Swiss singer and songwriter who won the ninth season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar."
  • Luca Carboni (Singer, born 1962): An Italian singer-songwriter known for his pop-rock music.
  • Luca Manfè (Chef, born 1981): An Italian chef who won the fourth season of "MasterChef" in the United States.
  • Luca Zingaretti (Actor, born 1961): An Italian actor best known for his role as Inspector Montalbano in the TV series based on Andrea Camilleri's novels.
  • Luca Turilli (Musician, born 1972): An Italian musician and composer, known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire.
  • Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (Businessman, born 1947): An Italian businessman who served as chairman of Ferrari and president of Confindustria.
  • Luca Paguro ("Luca," 2021 Animated Film): A young sea monster who experiences life on land in a charming Italian seaside town.
  • Luca Brasi ("The Godfather," 1972 Film): A loyal and fearsome enforcer for the Corleone crime family.
  • Luca ("Luca," 2019 TV Series): A character in the Italian TV series "Luca," which follows his adventures and challenges in a modern city.
  • Luca Changretta ("Peaky Blinders," 2017 TV Series): An Italian-American mobster who seeks revenge on the Shelby family.
  • Luca Fiamma ("Under the Tuscan Sun," 2003 Film): A charming Italian real estate agent who helps the protagonist find her dream home in Tuscany.
  • Luca Spaghetti ("Eat Pray Love," 2010 Film): A friendly Italian man who becomes friends with the main character during her journey of self-discovery.
  • Luca ("Elena of Avalor," 2016 Animated TV Series): A minor character in the animated series, part of the vibrant world of Avalor.
  • Luca Cavalcanti ("La Vita è Bella," 1997 Film): A supporting character in the heartwarming and tragic story set during World War II.
  • San Luca (Italy): A town in the Calabria region known for its scenic landscapes and connection to the 'Ndrangheta criminal organization.
  • Luca (Romania): A village in Suceava County, part of the Șaru Dornei commune, notable for its picturesque rural setting.
  • Luca (Malta): A locality in the Southern Region of Malta, known for its historical buildings and proximity to Malta International Airport.
  • San Luca (Mexico): A town in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, recognized for its cultural festivals and traditional crafts.

Similar Names to Luca

Sibling Names for Luca