Rank 8th Boy Name πŸ”₯ Popular

In 2022, the name Lucas was 8th most popular baby name for boys and 16th most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 10,925 babies were named Lucas in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 308 babies in the United States were named Lucas. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 9.3% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Lucas is around 15 to 17 years old.

The name "Lucas" is very common.

The most common nickname for Lucas is Luke.

Lucas Meaning & Origin

The name Lucas is of Latin origin and it means "light-giving" or "illumination," symbolizing someone who brings light or clarity to others.

The name Lucas is described as intelligent, adventurous and charming.


Lucas is pronounced loo-kus in English. The name Lucas has 5 letters and 2 or 3 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Lucas

  • In Star Wars, creator George Lucas named the character Luke Skywalker after himself, as "Luke" is the English derivative of "Lucas."

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