Lucas has become the go-to name for parents who love the name Luke and its meaning of “light,” but not its popularity. As a result, Lucas has surpassed its mentor in the baby name ranks. Lucas also sounds friendlier and more global–two qualities parents seem to be gravitating towards lately.


  • english: Light giving; a form of Luke
  • french: Light; form of Luke
  • gaelic: Light

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Artist Lucas Cranach

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Andy Dick, Son of Richard Marx, Son of Willie Nelson, Son of Mick Jagger, Son of Nina Garcia