Lucas Name Meaning

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Fact: Lucas is a character in several literary works. In “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis, King Caspian’s son is named Prince Rilian, who is sometimes called Lucas.

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A Deep Dive

Lucas Overview

Meaning

Bringer of light, from Lucania

Gender

Boy

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name “Lucius,” meaning “light” or “illumination.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈluː.kəs/

Popularity

Lucas is popular worldwide, particularly in Europe, Latin America, and English-speaking countries. Ranked 9th most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Popular, Cool, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Bright, charismatic, and energetic

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

Lucas Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Luke, Luca, Lukas, Luc, Loukas, Lukáš, Luka

Common Nicknames

Lukey, Lucky, Luca, Cass, Luce, Lucario, Lukester

Diminutives

Lukey, Luc, Lulu, Cass

Famous People

  • George Lucas
    (American Filmmaker)
  • Lucas Hedges
    (American Actor)
  • Lucas Till
    (American Actor)
  • Lucas Moura
    (Brazilian Footballer)
  • Lucas Papademos
    (Greek Economist)
  • Lucas Leiva
    (Brazilian Footballer)
  • Lucas Cruikshank
    (American YouTuber)
  • Lucas Grabeel
    (American Actor and Singer)
  • Lucas Bravo
    (French Actor)
  • Lucas Vázquez
    (Spanish Footballer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Lucas Sinclair
    ("Stranger Things," TV Series)
  • Lucas Scott
    ("One Tree Hill," TV Series)
  • George Lucas
    ("Star Wars," Film Series)
  • Lucas
    ("Lucas," Film)
  • Lucas Friar
    ("Girl Meets World," TV Series)
  • Lucas Goodwin
    ("House of Cards," TV Series)
  • Lucas North
    ("Spooks," TV Series)
  • Lucas
    ("Super Smash Bros.," Video Game Series)
  • Lucas Davenport
    ("Prey," Book Series)
  • Lucas
    ("The Wizards of Waverly Place," TV Series)

Places

  • Lucas Sinclair
    ("Stranger Things," TV Series)
  • Lucas Scott
    ("One Tree Hill," TV Series)
  • George Lucas
    ("Star Wars," Film Series)
  • Lucas
    ("Lucas," Film)
  • Lucas Friar
    ("Girl Meets World," TV Series)
  • Lucas Goodwin
    ("House of Cards," TV Series)
  • Lucas North
    ("Spooks," TV Series)
  • Lucas
    ("Super Smash Bros.," Video Game Series)
  • Lucas Davenport
    ("Prey," Book Series)
  • Lucas
    ("The Wizards of Waverly Place," TV Series)

What Is the Meaning of Lucas?

The meaning of Lucas is “bringer of light” or “from Lucania.” This name suggests illumination and brightness, reflecting a positive and enlightening presence.

What Is the Origin of The Name Lucas?

Lucas is of Latin origin. It is derived from the Greek name Loukas, meaning “man from Lucania,” a historical region in southern Italy.

Lucas Name Popularity

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

United States flagUnited States#82021#82022#92023
Top 3 Rankings#82018#82019#82020

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Lucas

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20239
(-1 from 2022)
10842
(-108 from 2022)
0.59209
20228
No change from 2021
10950
(-628 from 2021)
0.58463
20218
No change from 2020
11578
(+204 from 2020)
0.61795
20208
No change from 2019
11374
(-1101 from 2019)
0.61492
20198
No change from 2018
12475
(-183 from 2018)
0.64914
20188
(+3 from 2017)
12658
(-368 from 2017)
0.65122
201711
(+3 from 2016)
13026
(+124 from 2016)
0.65817
201614
(+2 from 2015)
12902
(+574 from 2015)
0.63694
201516
(+3 from 2014)
12328
(+159 from 2014)
0.60300
201419
(+4 from 2013)
12169
(+612 from 2013)
0.59384
201323
(+4 from 2012)
11557
(+841 from 2012)
0.57193
201227
(+2 from 2011)
10716
(+311 from 2011)
0.52810
201129
(+6 from 2010)
10405
(+20 from 2010)
0.51220
201035
(+4 from 2009)
10385
(+767 from 2009)
0.50550
200939
(+7 from 2008)
9618
(+293 from 2008)
0.45348
200846
(+7 from 2007)
9325
(+567 from 2007)
0.42767
200753
(+6 from 2006)
8758
(+621 from 2006)
0.39538
200659
(-1 from 2005)
8137
(+559 from 2005)
0.37115
200558
(+8 from 2004)
7578
(+863 from 2004)
0.35622
200466
(+5 from 2003)
6715
(+960 from 2003)
0.31774
200371
(+4 from 2002)
5755
(+374 from 2002)
0.27390
200275
(+8 from 2001)
5381
(+481 from 2001)
0.26037
200183
No change from 2000
4900
(+82 from 2000)
0.23690
200083
(+7 from 1999)
4818
(+598 from 1999)
0.23071
199990
(+3 from 1998)
4220
(+129 from 1998)
0.20696
199893
(+5 from 1997)
4091
(+59 from 1997)
0.20176
199798
(-5 from 1996)
4032
(-73 from 1996)
0.20182
199693
(-2 from 1995)
4105
(+20 from 1995)
0.20487
199591
(+4 from 1994)
4085
(+75 from 1994)
0.20310
199495
No change from 1993
4010
(+87 from 1993)
0.19673
199395
(+11 from 1992)
3923
(+545 from 1992)
0.18993
1992106
(+1 from 1991)
3378
(+138 from 1991)
0.16092
1991107
(+5 from 1990)
3240
(+151 from 1990)
0.15285
1990112
(+2 from 1989)
3089
(+227 from 1989)
0.14354
1989114
(-1 from 1988)
2862
(+148 from 1988)
0.13655
1988113
(+8 from 1987)
2714
(+386 from 1987)
0.13555
1987121
(+5 from 1986)
2328
(+130 from 1986)
0.11937
1986126
(-4 from 1985)
2198
(-119 from 1985)
0.11438
1985122
(+8 from 1984)
2317
(+203 from 1984)
0.12040
1984130
(-13 from 1983)
2114
(-245 from 1983)
0.11264
1983117
(-11 from 1982)
2359
(-381 from 1982)
0.12658
1982106
(-18 from 1981)
2740
(-633 from 1981)
0.14519
198188
(+10 from 1980)
3373
(+293 from 1980)
0.18111
198098
(+10 from 1979)
3080
(+538 from 1979)
0.16606
1979108
(+28 from 1978)
2542
(+589 from 1978)
0.14191
1978136
(+69 from 1977)
1953
(+854 from 1977)
0.11430
1977205
(+26 from 1976)
1099
(+221 from 1976)
0.06429
1976231
(-2 from 1975)
878
(-14 from 1975)
0.05378
1975229
(+89 from 1974)
892
(+327 from 1974)
0.05498
1974318
(+130 from 1973)
565
(+260 from 1973)
0.03466
1973448
(+71 from 1972)
305
(+75 from 1972)
0.01890
1972519
(+59 from 1971)
230
(+31 from 1971)
0.01374
1971578
(+65 from 1970)
199
(+39 from 1970)
0.01095
1970643
(+64 from 1969)
160
(+38 from 1969)
0.00840
1969707
(+41 from 1968)
122
(+24 from 1968)
0.00667
1968748
(+195 from 1967)
98
(+39 from 1967)
0.00552
1967943
(-131 from 1966)
59
(-21 from 1966)
0.00332
1966812
(+8 from 1965)
80
(-1 from 1965)
0.00440
1965820
(-28 from 1964)
81
(-9 from 1964)
0.00428
1964792
(+81 from 1963)
90
(+16 from 1963)
0.00444
1963873
(-55 from 1962)
74
(-12 from 1962)
0.00358
1962818
(-15 from 1961)
86
(-4 from 1961)
0.00409
1961803
(+58 from 1960)
90
(+12 from 1960)
0.00417
1960861
(+113 from 1959)
78
(+16 from 1959)
0.00360
1959974
(+85 from 1958)
62
(+10 from 1958)
0.00286
19581059
(+353 from 1957)
52
(+21 from 1957)
0.00241
19571412
(-95 from 1956)
31
(-3 from 1956)
0.00142
19561317
(-4 from 1955)
34
(+1 from 1955)
0.00158
19551313
(+391 from 1954)
33
(+13 from 1954)
0.00158
19541704
(-74 from 1953)
20
(-2 from 1953)
0.00097
19531630
(-362 from 1952)
22
(-12 from 1952)
0.00110
19521268
(+163 from 1951)
34
(+7 from 1951)
0.00172
19511431
(+69 from 1950)
27
(+3 from 1950)
0.00141
19501500
(-38 from 1949)
24
(-1 from 1949)
0.00132
19491462
(-116 from 1948)
25
(-4 from 1948)
0.00139
19481346
(-94 from 1947)
29
(-5 from 1947)
0.00163
19471252
(+47 from 1946)
34
(+5 from 1946)
0.00183
19461299
(+50 from 1945)
29
(+5 from 1945)
0.00176
19451349
(-114 from 1944)
24
(-5 from 1944)
0.00175
19441235
(+252 from 1943)
29
(+7 from 1943)
0.00209
19431487
(+49 from 1942)
22
(+1 from 1942)
0.00151
19421536
(-164 from 1941)
21
(-3 from 1941)
0.00149
19411372
(+201 from 1940)
24
(+5 from 1940)
0.00191
19401573
(-276 from 1939)
19
(-7 from 1939)
0.00160
19391297
(+392 from 1938)
26
(+9 from 1938)
0.00229
19381689
(-376 from 1937)
17
(-9 from 1937)
0.00150
19371313
(+150 from 1936)
26
(+5 from 1936)
0.00238
19361463
(-315 from 1935)
21
(-12 from 1935)
0.00197
19351148
(+209 from 1934)
33
(+8 from 1934)
0.00309
19341357
(+48 from 1933)
25
(+2 from 1933)
0.00235
19331405
(-49 from 1932)
23
(-3 from 1932)
0.00225
19321356
(-23 from 1931)
26
(-1 from 1931)
0.00242
19311333
(-34 from 1930)
27
(-3 from 1930)
0.00252
19301299
(-62 from 1929)
30
(-2 from 1929)
0.00266
19291237
(-90 from 1928)
32
(-6 from 1928)
0.00289
19281147
(+51 from 1927)
38
(+2 from 1927)
0.00333
19271198
(-74 from 1926)
36
(-4 from 1926)
0.00310
19261124
(+60 from 1925)
40
(+4 from 1925)
0.00349
19251184
(-179 from 1924)
36
(-13 from 1924)
0.00313
19241005
(-29 from 1923)
49
(-1 from 1923)
0.00419
1923976
(+205 from 1922)
50
(+13 from 1922)
0.00442
19221181
(-123 from 1921)
37
(-7 from 1921)
0.00329
19211058
(+50 from 1920)
44
(+3 from 1920)
0.00387
19201108
(+139 from 1919)
41
(+9 from 1919)
0.00372
19191247
(-329 from 1918)
32
(-20 from 1918)
0.00315
1918918
(+214 from 1917)
52
(+17 from 1917)
0.00496
19171132
(+6 from 1916)
35
(+2 from 1916)
0.00365
19161138
(-158 from 1915)
33
(-8 from 1915)
0.00357
1915980
(+147 from 1914)
41
(+15 from 1914)
0.00465
19141127
(-177 from 1913)
26
(-1 from 1913)
0.00380
1913950
(+20 from 1912)
27
(+5 from 1912)
0.00503
1912970
(+417 from 1911)
22
(+15 from 1911)
0.00487
19111387
(-406 from 1910)
7
(-4 from 1910)
0.00290
1910981
(-30 from 1909)
11
(+1 from 1909)
0.00528
1909951
(-5 from 1908)
10
(+1 from 1908)
0.00565
1908946
(+399 from 1907)
9
(+4 from 1907)
0.00541
19071345
(-341 from 1906)
5
(-2 from 1906)
0.00315
19061004
(+229 from 1905)
7
(+2 from 1905)
0.00486
19051233
(-169 from 1904)
5
(-1 from 1904)
0.00349
19041064
(-154 from 1903)
6
(-1 from 1903)
0.00433
1903910
(+103 from 1902)
7
(+1 from 1902)
0.00541
19021013
(-352 from 1899)
6
(-4 from 1899)
0.00452
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1899661
(+143 from 1898)
10
(+2 from 1898)
0.00868
1898804
(+96 from 1896)
8
(+1 from 1896)
0.00606
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1896900
(+78 from 1895)
7
(+1 from 1895)
0.00542
1895978
(-191 from 1894)
6
(-2 from 1894)
0.00474
1894787
(-137 from 1893)
8
(-2 from 1893)
0.00641
1893650
(+38 from 1892)
10
No change from 1892
0.00826
1892688
(+12 from 1891)
10
(+2 from 1891)
0.00761
1891700
(+217 from 1888)
8
(+2 from 1888)
0.00732
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1888917
(-223 from 1886)
6
(-2 from 1886)
0.00462
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1886694
(+142 from 1885)
8
(+2 from 1885)
0.00672
1885836
(+135 from 1884)
6
(+1 from 1884)
0.00517
1884971
(-79 from 1883)
5
No change from 1883
0.00407
1883892
(-359 from 1881)
5
(-6 from 1881)
0.00445
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1881533
First SSA data recorded
11
First SSA data recorded
0.01016
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Lucas

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

California (CA)

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New York (NY)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

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Illinois (IL)

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Ohio (OH)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Michigan (MI)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Indiana (IN)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Washington (WA)

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Virginia (VA)

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Missouri (MO)

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Georgia (GA)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Colorado (CO)

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Maryland (MD)

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Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#162021#222022#272023

Iowa (IA)

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Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#312021#182022#222023

Oregon (OR)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Kansas (KS)

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Utah (UT)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Alabama (AL)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Arkansas (AR)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Nevada (NV)

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Maine (ME)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Idaho (ID)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Mississippi (MS)

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North Dakota (ND)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Montana (MT)

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Alaska (AK)

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Hawaii (HI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Vermont (VT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Lucas in other Countries and American Territories

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

Popularity in Brazil

Brazil flagBrazil#12000 (Decade)#32010 (Decade)

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#62019#52020#22021

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#32020#52021#42022

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#42020#52021#52022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#52021#222022#242023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#52020#72021#72022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#72021#62022#62023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#72021#72022#62023

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#322014#342015#72023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#72021#122022#92023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#72021#192022#162023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#92020#102021#102022

Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain flagCatalonia, Spain#102020#162021#192022

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
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Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#112021#112022#14First half of 2023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#312021#212022#132023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#222012#142019#142020

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#162021#172022#182023

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#192021#242022#212023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#252019#252020#222021

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#342020#352021#242022

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#282020#322021#342022

Popularity in Slovakia

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Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#452020#442021#412022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#452021#572022#612023

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#502019#492021#452023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#612021#652022#582023

Popularity in Greenland

Greenland flagGreenland#612019#622020#932021

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#912020#902021#1142022

Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Poland

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

Is Lucas a Name for Boys or Girls?

Lucas is primarily used for boys. It has a long history and has been popular for decades.

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

Lucas in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places