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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Luka

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  • A submission from Netherlands says the name Luka means "The doctor" and is of Italian origin.
  • A user from South Africa says the name Luka is of English origin and means "Soft heart".
  • A user from Kuwait says the name Luka is of Latin origin and means "Light".
  • According to a user from Montenegro, the name Luka is of Serbian origin and means "Port".
  • According to a user from Zambia, the name Luka means "Gifted person with Noble character.Alway devoted in good work that brings everlasting result.".

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From the common Slavic (Serbo-Croatian, etc) male given name Luka and from Russian Лука́ (Luká), all cognates of the English Luke and Lucas.

  1. A male given name of modern usage.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Лука́ (Luká).

Luka was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Hawaiian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovene

Notable Persons Named Luka

Luka Modrić is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., NK Zadar, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, HŠK Zrinjski Mostar, NK Inter Zaprešić, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., and Croatia national under-17 football team. Luka was born on September 9th, 1985 in Zadar.


Luka was born on July 24th, 1982 in Scarborough, Toronto. Luka is also known as Eric Clinton Newman, Vladimir Romanov, and Mattia Del Santo.


Luka Milivojević is a soccer player for the Olympiacos F.C., FK Radnički 1923, FK Rad, Red Star Belgrade, R.S.C. Anderlecht, Serbia national under-21 football team, and Serbia national football team. Luka was born on April 7th, 1991 in Kragujevac.


Luka Dončić is a basketball player for the Real Madrid, → Real Madrid B, and Real Madrid Baloncesto in the Liga ACB and Euroleague. Their ongoing career started in 2014. Luka was born on February 28th, 1999 in Ljubljana.


Luka Šulić is a cello and cellist. Luka was born on August 25th, 1987 in Maribor.


Luka Jović is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Red Star Belgrade, Serbia national under-17 football team, and Serbia national under-19 football team. Luka was born on December 23rd, 1997 in Bijeljina.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Luka

Tintu was born on April 21st, 1989 in valathode karikkottakary Kannur, Kerala, India.


Predrag Luka is a soccer player for the FK Mladost Lučani, FK Mladi Radnik, FK Trgovački, FK Rad, and FK Partizan. Predrag was born on May 11th, 1988 in Požarevac.


She holds the title Miss Universe Albania 2015 and Miss Universe Albania. Megi was born Megi Luka in 1995 in Fushë-Krujë.


He holds the title prelate and confessor. Archbishop was born on May 9th, 1877 in Kerch. He breathed his last breath on June 11th, 1961.


Luka is a pop music musician. She has been prominent since 2003. Luka was given the name Luciana Karina Santos de Lima on June 26th, 1979 in , Brazil. Luka is also known as Luciana Karina Santos de Lima.


Faimalaga Luka was a Governor-General of Tuvalu and Prime Minister of Tuvalu. Faimalaga was born on April 15th, 1940. He left this life on August 19th, 2005.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 6 0 6
1976 6 0 6
1978 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1983 6 0 6
1984 7 0 7
1987 19 11 8
1988 16 8 8
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 12 0 12
1992 14 0 14
1993 21 0 21
1994 16 0 16
1995 18 0 18
1996 24 7 17
1997 25 0 25
1998 34 0 34
1999 47 9 38
2000 95 9 86
2001 122 5 117
2002 127 8 119
2003 163 17 146
2004 224 15 209
2005 232 20 212
2006 251 0 251
2007 315 17 298
2008 305 19 286
2009 313 22 291
2010 334 18 316
2011 327 24 303
2012 395 20 375
2013 458 25 433
2014 509 16 493
2015 583 33 550
2016 677 28 649
2017 732 30 702
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Luka

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Popularity of Luka as a first name

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Popularity of Luka as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luka U.S.
  White 84.18% 64.26%
  African American 3.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luka

People with the last name Luka are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Luka

  • How Popular is the name Luka? Luka is the 3,228th most popular name of all time. As a last name Luka was the 32,485th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luka have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,468 babies born with the first name Luka in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luka to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luka? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Luka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luka is Thursday, January 31st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Luka born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luka was in 2017 with a total of 702 babies.
  • Random Luka Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luka is not a popular baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Luka: Your name in reverse order is Akul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ualk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luka? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 708 people with the last name Luka.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luka? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Luka as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k 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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