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Luca Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Luca is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Luca is "light".  

It is also of Gypsy/Romani origin, where its meaning is "from Lucania".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 185 in baby name popularity for boys with 2291 occurrences.  It ranked 2612 in popular baby names for girls with 67 occurrences. 

View the Luca Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Luca has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Luca to other names.


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Related Names

Luca is a form of the name Lucas.

Other Tidbits

Luca falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Luca Pacioli.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Luca in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Luca.

Just for fun, see the name Luca in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Luca in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.