Meaning of Luca

Meaning of Luca
Name
it Luca
Gender
Male
Meaning
Short form of Lucanus, name of Latin origin that means “native of the Lucania” (today's Basilicata). It can even be drifted back to the Greek Leucos with the meaning of “luminous, white man” or to the Greek word Lyke with the meaning of “brightness, dawn”; or still the Latin verb lucere, “to dawn”, thus with the meaning “born with the light”. In the ancient Rome the children born at the first sunlight were called with this name.
Popularity
In Italy about 150535 people are called Luca
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Variants
en Luke
de Lukas
fr Luc
es Lucas
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