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Quick Facts on Lucas

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Greek, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 23
Simple meaning:
from Lucania

Characteristics of Lucas

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lucas

Lucas is the Latin form of the Greek “Loukás” (Λουκᾶς) meaning “man from Lucania” (Lucania was a district located in southern Italy inhabited by the ancient Lucani tribe of Sabellians). The tribe either received their name from the Greek “lykos” (λυκος) meaning “wolf”, an emblematic animal who guided the tribe during their migrations; or else the name comes from the Latin “lucus” meaning “sacred grove”. In either case, Lucas became the medieval scholarly Latin form of the more colloquial Luke in reference to Luke the Evangelist, author of the New Testament’s third gospel said to be written around 60 A.D. Saint Luke was a contemporary of Paul, and the Gospel According to Luke focuses on the details of Jesus’ birth through his ministry, death and resurrection. His Feast Day is October 18 and the Roman Catholic Church recognizes Saint Luke as the patron saint of artists, students, physicians and surgeons (he himself was a physician). Lucas was resurrected as the more “learned” version of Luke and has since become revived among English speakers and many other Westerners. The name is currently most popular in Australia, France, Belgium, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands. But it also ranks quite high in Denmark, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Chile, England, the United States, Northern Ireland and Catalonia. We’re talking about a serious cosmopolitan favorite. Another little tidbit of data: Lucas is an anagram of Claus.

Popularity of the Name Lucas

Lucas did not become a commonly used masculine name in the United States until the 1960s. In the 1970s, the name gained steady ground and even achieved Top 100 status in 1980 before floundering a bit for another 10 years. Lucas would not only return to America’s Top 100 list in 1993 but today he’s closing in on the Top 25. Luke has traditionally been the more favored of the two names in the United States, but recently Lucas started beating out Luke in terms of usage. Part of the appeal is two-fold: the name has a distinctly more erudite sound that goes better with middle names, and it can always be shortened to Luke as a nickname (giving you more bang for your buck).
Popularity of the Boy Name Lucas
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lucas

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lucas

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lucas

    Lucas Beaumanoir (Ivanhoe) Lucas Beaumanoir is a character in Sir Walter Scott’s 1829 classic medieval adventure novel, Ivanhoe. Lucas is the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar, the Christian sect that excelled on the battlefield during the Crusades. As such, they were the football stars of their day, but Lucas goes a step beyond. As is so often the case with religiously ordained cults, the members have begun to see themselves as all-important and godlike, fully deserving of any and all spoils from their ventures. Taking seriously his duty to maintain the peace and restore a semblance of order to his community, Lucas is determined to do the right thing at all times. Unfortunately, principal over person becomes his modus operandi. If this means burning the beauteous Rebecca at the stake for witchcraft, so be it. This is a romance, after all, so Rebecca will be saved and Lucas and his knights will be banished from the kingdom. A good case against the cult of the cult.

  • Popular Songs on Lucas

    Popular Songs on Lucas

    Mad Lucas - a song by The Breeders

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lucas

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lucas

    Class Clown by Johanna Hurwitz - Lucas Cott—one of the smartest kids in the third grade—is also the most rambunctious. This book is recommended for children ages 8-11.

    Class President by Johanna Hurwitz - The fifth-grade class election is shaping up as a close contest between class clown Lucas Cott and one time teacher's pet Cricket Kaufman. Recommended for children 8-11.

    Lucas and His Loco Beans: A Tale of the Mexican Jumping Bean (Ramona Moreno Winner) - Bilingual tale of the Mexican Jumping Beans. Snappy, rhyming text in both Spanish and English. Great science supplement. Celebrity reader Edward James Olmos says: “This enchanting children's story is so well presented any parent would be delighted to read along with their children." Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Lucas and His Long Loopy Laces (Krystal Russell) - Lucas doesn't tie his shoes. That's why his laces are full of loops! Join Lucas on a long, loopy adventure through his imagination, and meet wonderful new friends who can't help but get tangled up in his laces. Recommended for ages 3 and up, rhyming.

    Lucas the Littlest Lizard by Kathy Helidoniotis and Louis Worthington - A brightly illustrated and rhyming story with a new twist on an old message: everyone is important no matter how small. Recommended for reading to toddlers, and ages 4-8.

    Lucas the Traveling Crab (David S. Rawding) - Lucas Hardshell, a European Green Crab, is happy and content living among the tide pools of the New England coast. He and his friends Sam Shrimp, Rick Rockfish, and Betty Bluefish love to play games. Their favorite game being hide-and-go-seaweed. One day fate, steps in, and Lucas is taken from his beloved home. Lucas learns all about the adventure of traveling to new places. As Lucas journeys home, he learns some very important lessons and meets new friends. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Lucas, el fantastico “Fantastic Lucas” (Roy Berocay) - A circus arrives in town. Under its multi-colored tent strange happenings occur, people become subject to its effects and start changing. Lucas, a boy who dreams of becoming a magician and a detective discovers the truth and, with the help of his friends, embarks on an incredible adventure where he must face dreadful Mr. Night. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Adventure at Simba Hill: A Kari and Lucas Mystery (Susan Runholt) - Best friends Kari and Lucas are thrilled to go on safari in Africa. They're fascinated by the lions, giraffes, and zebras. Even more intriguing to Kari is the cave where her uncle and other archaeologists have discovered artwork from thousands of years ago. But when some of the ancient artifacts are stolen, Kari and Lucas are thrust into an art mystery as compelling as any they've faced before - only, surrounded by wild animals, far more dangerous. Fast-paced writing, suspenseful action, spunky protagonists, and a fascinating African setting combine for another winning Kari and Lucas mystery. Recommended for ages young adult.

  • Famous People Named Lucas

    Famous People Named Lucas

    Notable People Named Lucas - Lucas Barrios (soccer player); Lucas Black (actor); Lucas Glover (golfer); Lucas Moripe (soccer player); Lucas Neill (soccer player); Lucas Thwala (soccer player); Lucas Turk (baseball player); Lucas Luhr (German race car driver); Lucas Arnold Ker (Argentinean tennis player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lucas

    Children of Famous People Named Lucas

    Famous People who Named their Son Lucas - Carl Reiner (Actor/Director), Kenny Loggins (Musician), Mick Jagger (Musician), Wanda Sykes (Comedian), Willie Nelson (Musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Lucas - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Lucas - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lucas.

Personality of the Boy Name Lucas

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lucas

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