Luca

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Luca

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Luca is of Romanian origin and means "Bringer of light".
  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Luca is of Unknown origin and means "Light".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Luca is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A user from Italy says the name Luca is of Latin origin and means "Meaning is related to the concept of light . Traditionally connected to the name of evangelist Luca. Absolutely no connection with "man from Lucania" (italian region) Who have reported this ( from UK) is a poor damned stupid .".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Luca is of Latin origin and means "A cognate of Lucus, an Ecclesiastic Late Latin name thought to be a derivative of Lucius, which is from the root lux (light). Alternatively, some believe the name is derived from the Ecclesiastic Greek Loukas, a contraction of Loukanos (man from Lucania).".
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Wiktionary

From the Italian Luca.

  1. A male given name borrowed from Italian in the 2000s.

Luca was also found in the following language(s): German, Italian, Latin, Romanian, and Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Luca

Luke Pasqualino is an actor. He was most prominent from 2008 to 2008. Luke was given the name Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino on February 19th, 1989 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. Luke is also known as Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino.

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Luca Toni is a soccer player for the Hellas Verona F.C., Modena F.C., Empoli F.C., U.S. Fiorenzuola 1922, Atletico Roma F.C., A.C.D. Treviso 2013, Vicenza Calcio, Brescia Calcio, U.S. Città di Palermo, ACF Fiorentina, FC Bayern Munich, FC Bayern Munich II, A.S. Roma, Genoa C.F.C., and Juventus F. Luca was born on May 26th, 1977 in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy.

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Luca Balou Brasi is a fictional character.

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Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli is a friar, mathematician, and writer. Luca was born in 1447 in Sansepolcro.

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Luca Maestri is a senior vice president, chief financial officer at apple, vice president, chief financial officer, and senior vice presidentandchief financial officeratapple. Luca was born Luca Maestri on October 14th, 1963 in Rome.

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Luca was born in 1971.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Luca

Michael De Luca is a producer and writer. Michael was born on August 13th, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Nick was born on February 1st, 1984 in Dumfries.

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Guerrino De Luca is a ceo of logitech, chief executive officer, and ceooflogitech. Guerrino was born in 1952 in Lanciano, Italy.

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Rob De Luca is a rock music, heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal, and heavy metal music musician. He was most active from 1985 to present.

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Aeroplane is a nu-disco, balearic beat, and house music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Aeroplane was given the name Vito de Luca in Auvelais, Belgium.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 0 6
1916 7 0 7
1917 6 0 6
1919 5 0 5
1920 5 0 5
1923 8 0 8
1925 7 0 7
1926 7 0 7
1928 6 0 6
1929 8 0 8
1943 5 0 5
1960 6 0 6
1963 8 0 8
1965 11 0 11
1968 12 0 12
1969 10 0 10
1970 7 0 7
1972 6 0 6
1974 11 0 11
1975 16 0 16
1976 26 0 26
1977 11 0 11
1978 19 0 19
1979 19 0 19
1980 13 0 13
1981 32 0 32
1982 20 0 20
1983 24 0 24
1984 19 0 19
1985 23 0 23
1986 12 0 12
1987 42 8 34
1988 44 6 38
1989 36 0 36
1990 32 0 32
1991 38 0 38
1992 44 0 44
1993 65 0 65
1994 62 0 62
1995 65 0 65
1996 87 0 87
1997 82 0 82
1998 124 9 115
1999 135 7 128
2000 306 9 297
2001 361 19 342
2002 462 32 430
2003 579 35 544
2004 733 48 685
2005 748 42 706
2006 907 35 872
2007 1,104 48 1,056
2008 1,156 58 1,098
2009 1,270 72 1,198
2010 1,333 58 1,275
2011 1,400 61 1,339
2012 1,679 64 1,615
2013 1,976 76 1,900
2014 2,370 68 2,302
2015 2,677 68 2,609
2016 2,824 81 2,743
2017 3,162 92 3,070

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Popularity of Luca as a first name

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Popularity of Luca as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luca U.S.
  White 89.82% 64.26%
  African American 1.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luca

People with the last name Luca are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Luca

  • What name lists does Luca rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Luca? Luca is the 1,478th most popular name of all time. As a last name Luca was the 15,845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luca have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,278 babies born with the first name Luca in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luca to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luca? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Luca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luca is Wednesday, October 9th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Luca born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luca was in 2017 with a total of 3,070 babies. That's a lot of babies named Luca!
  • Random Luca Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luca ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 47 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Luca: Your name in reverse order is Acul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Luac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luca? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,837 people with the last name Luca.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luca? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Luca as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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