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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Luc mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Luc

"Luc" is a name of French origin, and it means "Light: illumination. Form of Luke". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Luc

Luc Besson is a producer, director, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1981. Luc was born on March 18th, 1959 in Paris, France.

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Luc Mbah a Moute is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2008. Luc was born on September 9th, 1986 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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Luc Castaignos is a soccer player for the Eintracht Frankfurt, Feyenoord, Inter Milan, FC Twente, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Luc was born on September 27th, 1992 in Schiedam.

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Luc Longley is a basketball player for the Perth Wildcats, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, and New York Knicks. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 2001. Luc was born on January 19th, 1969 in Melbourne.

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Luc Antoine Montagnier is a scientist in the field of virology. Luc was born on August 18th, 1932 in Chabris.

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Luc Robitaille is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to 2006. Luc was born on February 17th, 1966 in Montreal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Luc

Sylvain Luc is a gypsy jazz, swing music, jazz fusion, and post-bop musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Cello, Violin, and Mandolin. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Sylvain was born in Bayonne.

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Jeff Luc is an athlete. Jeff was born on February 14th, 1992 in Miami.

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Jean Luc is a soccer player for the Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Villarreal CF, Villarreal CF C, and Villarreal CF B. Jean was born on August 8th, 1992 in Lakota, Ivory Coast. Jean is also known as Jean Luc.

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Charles-Gaspard-Guillaume was born in 1655 in Le Luc. He died on March 13th, 1746.

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Michel was born on February 7th, 1927 in Tunis. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 2010.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 0 5
1954 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1957 9 0 9
1958 6 0 6
1959 8 0 8
1960 9 0 9
1961 9 0 9
1962 8 0 8
1963 10 0 10
1964 9 0 9
1965 15 0 15
1966 6 0 6
1967 11 0 11
1968 10 0 10
1970 7 0 7
1971 7 0 7
1972 10 0 10
1973 8 0 8
1975 7 0 7
1976 12 0 12
1978 10 0 10
1979 9 0 9
1980 17 0 17
1981 11 0 11
1982 14 0 14
1983 20 0 20
1984 21 0 21
1985 10 0 10
1986 10 0 10
1987 10 0 10
1988 31 0 31
1989 12 0 12
1990 39 0 39
1991 31 0 31
1992 45 0 45
1993 70 0 70
1994 42 0 42
1995 84 0 84
1996 91 0 91
1997 103 0 103
1998 102 0 102
1999 109 0 109
2000 137 0 137
2001 147 0 147
2002 172 0 172
2003 153 0 153
2004 154 0 154
2005 152 0 152
2006 137 0 137
2007 118 0 118
2008 134 0 134
2009 100 0 100
2010 124 0 124
2011 97 0 97
2012 88 0 88
2013 93 0 93
2014 87 0 87
2015 80 0 80
2016 95 0 95
2017 78 0 78

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Popularity of Luc as a first name

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Popularity of Luc as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luc U.S.
  White 13.73% 64.26%
  African American 17.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 62.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luc

People with the last name Luc are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Luc

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  • How Popular is the name Luc? Luc is the 5,000th most popular name of all time. As a last name Luc was the 11,877th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luc have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,214 babies born with the first name Luc in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luc to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luc? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Luc first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luc is Sunday, September 9th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Luc born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luc was in 2002 with a total of 172 babies.
  • Random Luc Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luc is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Luc: Your name in reverse order is Cul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Clu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luc? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,636 people with the last name Luc.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luc? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Luc as their last name since less than 1 person in 112k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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