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Luca is a beautiful name popular throughout Italy for boys. It has become a popular unisex name in America in recent decades, however. Despite feeling more modern in America, the name has been around since the time of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Meaning of the name Luca:

Italian: person from Luciana, Italy

Origin of the name Luca:

Luca is the Italian version of the baby name Lucas. Each originates from the Greek name Loukas. In ancient times, this name was created to represent someone from Luciana, Italy.

Symbolism of the name Luca:

Luca means “person from Luciana, Italy” as it has the same meaning as Lucas or Loukas. In modern times, some say the name represents individuals from Lucca, Italy as well.

Style of the name Luca:

Classical

Gender of the name Luca:

Luca is a unisex baby name — it's used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Luca:

LOO-ka

Number of syllables in the name Luca:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Luca:

Luca feels like a refined and kind name. It feels very European, however, no matter where you and your family live.

Alternative spellings for the name Luca:

  • Lucca
  • Luka 
  • Lukka
  • Louka
  • Louca

Nicknames for the name Luca:

  • Luke
  • Luki
  • Lulu
  • Lu
  • Lucky
  • Luck

Popularity of the name Luca:

The baby name Luca has only been on the Social Security top 1,000 list since 2000 at number 626. In 2014, it quickly ascended to the top 200 list until 2018. As of 2019, the name is a top 100 name, ranking at 67 in 2020.

Related names for the name Luca:

Great middle names for Luca and their meanings:

  • Fletcher (arrow maker)
  • Soloman (peace)
  • Patrick (noble, patrician)
  • Maddox (benefactor's son)
  • Sophia (wisdom)
  • Erin (Ireland, peace)
  • Nanette (grace)
  • Margaret (pearl)

Famous people with the name Luca:

  • Luca della Robbia (Renaissance sculptor)
  • Luca Facinelli (daughter of Jennie Garth)
  • Luca Lyght (daughter of Todd Lyght)
  • Luca Kaszas (daughter of Attila Kaszas)
  • Luca Woodyard (daughter of Wesley Woodyard)

Lucas in popular culture:

  • Luca (character from “Final Fantasy IV” video game)
  • Lucafrom “Final Fantasy X” and “Final Fantasy X,2” video games)