From a Greek word meaning "from Luciana", which is a region in Italy, or possibly from the Latin word lux, meaning "light". Currently the 41st most popular name for boys in the U.S., which is as high as it's ever been (it was also 41st in 2004-2005).
Famous Lukes: Saint Luke, Luke Perry, Luke Wilson
My Lukes: So there's a Luke in my WIP. He's a jerk. My main character goes on a raging, screaming, swearing fit at him at one point. Right now, he's such a stereotype of a jerky teenage boy that I might as well have called Central Casting, but the plan is to make him less plastic, more believable. Eventually.
Are you a Luke? Do you know a Luke? Are you using the Force to read this blog post?
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