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Luke

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How popular is the baby name Luke in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 43 0 43
1881 42 0 42
1882 44 0 44
1883 38 0 38
1884 39 0 39
1885 50 0 50
1886 50 0 50
1887 47 0 47
1888 45 0 45
1889 44 0 44
1890 42 0 42
1891 23 0 23
1892 42 0 42
1893 48 0 48
1894 32 0 32
1895 53 0 53
1896 45 0 45
1897 44 0 44
1898 38 0 38
1899 35 0 35
1900 70 0 70
1901 37 0 37
1902 41 0 41
1903 46 0 46
1904 40 0 40
1905 53 0 53
1906 57 0 57
1907 45 0 45
1908 52 0 52
1909 57 0 57
1910 71 0 71
1911 62 0 62
1912 83 0 83
1913 115 0 115
1914 168 0 168
1915 157 0 157
1916 183 0 183
1917 163 0 163
1918 176 0 176
1919 165 0 165
1920 166 0 166
1921 165 0 165
1922 190 0 190
1923 185 0 185
1924 206 0 206
1925 165 0 165
1926 161 0 161
1927 158 0 158
1928 148 0 148
1929 154 0 154
1930 141 0 141
1931 142 0 142
1932 165 0 165
1933 110 0 110
1934 122 0 122
1935 121 0 121
1936 116 0 116
1937 113 0 113
1938 123 0 123
1939 116 0 116
1940 115 0 115
1941 122 0 122
1942 110 0 110
1943 126 0 126
1944 117 0 117
1945 117 0 117
1946 130 0 130
1947 151 0 151
1948 155 0 155
1949 154 0 154
1950 172 0 172
1951 167 0 167
1952 158 0 158
1953 171 0 171
1954 196 0 196
1955 220 0 220
1956 248 0 248
1957 290 0 290
1958 337 0 337
1959 353 0 353
1960 424 0 424
1961 416 0 416
1962 427 0 427
1963 422 0 422
1964 446 0 446
1965 403 0 403
1966 357 0 357
1967 348 0 348
1968 388 0 388
1969 451 0 451
1970 545 6 539
1971 542 9 533
1972 580 5 575
1973 637 0 637
1974 727 0 727
1975 777 0 777
1976 917 0 917
1977 1,248 5 1,243
1978 1,898 9 1,889
1979 2,484 12 2,472
1980 3,129 21 3,108 #97 boy name
1981 3,028 11 3,017 #100 boy name
1982 2,496 19 2,477
1983 2,672 23 2,649
1984 2,493 24 2,469
1985 2,761 19 2,742
1986 2,666 15 2,651
1987 2,604 16 2,588
1988 2,643 23 2,620
1989 2,715 7 2,708
1990 2,887 7 2,880
1991 3,025 10 3,015
1992 4,077 13 4,064 #93 boy name
1993 4,362 11 4,351 #87 boy name
1994 4,105 11 4,094 #91 boy name
1995 4,634 6 4,628 #82 boy name
1996 5,021 6 5,015 #75 boy name
1997 4,960 8 4,952 #78 boy name
1998 5,291 9 5,282 #75 boy name
1999 6,145 12 6,133 #67 boy name
2000 7,149 5 7,144 #59 boy name
2001 8,020 16 8,004 #50 boy name
2002 8,701 9 8,692 #46 boy name
2003 9,312 15 9,297 #46 boy name
2004 9,628 36 9,592 #41 boy name
2005 10,019 16 10,003 #41 boy name
2006 10,095 13 10,082 #43 boy name
2007 9,609 7 9,602 #46 boy name
2008 9,423 11 9,412 #43 boy name
2009 8,614 0 8,614 #47 boy name
2010 8,841 6 8,835 #41 boy name
2011 8,705 8 8,697 #39 boy name
2012 9,006 8 8,998 #37 boy name
2013 9,563 5 9,558 #34 boy name
2014 10,493 13 10,480 #28 boy name
2015 10,227 8 10,219 #28 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Luke baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 242,817 babies born with the name Luke in the United States. That's more than enough Lukes to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 43 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Luke" was in 2014 with a total of 10,480 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lukes)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Luke" ranks #67 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 91 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 4,077 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Luke" mean? The list below shows the origins of Luke as well as things modernly associated with the name Luke such as celebrities named Luke.

Origin and Meaning of Luke

The name "Luke" is of Greek origin, and it means "From Lucania". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Luke was born in 1971 as Luke Cunningham Wilson in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Luke Perry

Luke Perry is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Luke was born in 1966 as Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, U.S.

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Luke Pasqualino

Luke Pasqualino is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Luke was born in 1989 as Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.

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Luke Goss

Luke Goss is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Luke was born in 1968 as Luke Damon Goss in London, England.

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Luke Mably

Luke Mably is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Luke was born in 1976 as Thomas Luke Mably in London, England.

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Luke MacFarlane

Luke MacFarlane is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Luke was born in 1980 as Thomas Luke Macfarlane in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Luke

Luke Bryan
Luke Walton
Luke Evans
Luke Hemmings
Luke Hemsworth
Luke Skywalker
Luke Cage

Alternative Meanings

L is for little, the little things you do.

U is for unique, your love of life.

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Your name in reverse order is "Ekul". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lkeu". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Luke born May 13, 1959

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1325. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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