Lucas – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this name in 2009?

Lucas: 480
Lukas: 225


Lucas is a Latin form of the Greek name Loukas, which means "a man from Lucania" (in southern Italy).


The name first became really popular in the middle of the 1990s. Its popularity culminated in the middle of the 2000s and has since been in a slight decline.

Well-known bearers of the name

The evangelist Lukas is the patron saint of artists. According to tradition he was also the author ot the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament.


The name Lucas is also popular among our Scandinavian neighbours. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden Lucas has in several years held the top position on the lists of popular names for boys.