Luke is a perennial boys name favorite, and it’s not hard to see why. It simultaneously sounds steadfast and cool. Biblical in origin, Luke was the author of the third book in the New Testament, the book of Acts and a friend of Saint Paul. Still need to convince Dad? It’s also the name of a ton of professional athletes, Luke Skywalker and Cool Hand Luke—if that doesn’t work, we don’t know what will.


  • greek: Light giving

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 1

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Luke Perry, Actor Luke Wilson, Basketball player Luke Walton

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Rick Schroder, Son of Bill Murray, Son of Kirk Cameron