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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Luke

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Luke in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Luke:

  • Records indicate that 211,118 boys in the United States have been named Luke since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2005, when 9,960 people in the U.S. were given the name Luke. Those people are now 13 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Luke

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      28 Positive Comments

  • "Our grandson is a Luke and a son's friend in HS was our first Luke! It is a fine name and is represented well by our two "Luke's"" Jul. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Luke and I love him to death. I hardly ever hear any Star Wars jokes about his name. I think it's an awesome name. I want to name my child Luke Anthony. Love you Luke!!! Lexi" Jul. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son Luke. My wife thinks it is after St. Luke, the apostle and physician who wrote the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, but really it was so I could say things like "Luke, I am your father; take out the trash my son, it is your destiny."" Jun. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my second boy Van Luca, just now looking up the origin= "Of Luke" He's 10 :)" Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont have a kid(im only 13), but luke is totally my favorite name! if i had a kid, his name would be Luke Jaegar. not to mention, starwas is pretty awsome in my opinion." Oct. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Son is Luke Anthony and it is just a great name. At baseball games the boys in the dug out chant "luke my son" and everyone even Luke gets a kick out of it." Jul. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Luke, and i used to receive alot of starwars jokes, but they stopped once i got to highschool. It's nice having a name that most other people don't have" Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im called luke and i know two others dont mind the name except when i was younger the kids always spelt it "luck"" May. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having our 3rd baby and we really like Luke the best so far. We don't really know any Luke's but we think it's a nice, strong, handsome sounding name. :=)" May. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Luke, too. I am 8 years old and I think the name Luke is awesome. All my friends sometimes call me Luke Skywalker. Go Luke's!!!" Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Luke is a great name! My son was born in 2007 and he is named Luke William. I think it is a very strong name, and did you know that the biblical figure Luke was a "physician."" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Luke and to this day I regularly get compliments on it. I LOVE IT!!!" Oct. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE the name Luke! Love it! I know so many Lucas's, and they were all so nice and adorable(babies and teens). And my favorite book's main character is Luke <3 I hope to name my first son, Luke!" Oct. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Luke 6 months before the first Star Wars movie. Not too much reference to the movie was ever made. Everyone always told me they love the name. He does too and has thanked me often for choosing it. He is almost 32 and there were no other Lukes when he was growing up." Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Luke 6 months before the first Star Wars movie. Not too much reference to the movie was ever made. Everyone always told me they love the name. He does too and has thanked me often for choosing it. He is almost 32 and there were no other Lukes when he was growing up." Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is luke .i feel good to havethis name. it seams noble to me." May. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Luke in 2001. The whole time i was pregnant my husband would lean over to my stomach and say "Luke, I am your father." Love the name" May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend's name is Luke and whenever I hear his name I think of Star Wars. I think it's a really cool name. I have not met many people with the name Luke and i love the name!" Feb. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Luke and I have always thought it was an awesome name." Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "iam having a baby in 19 days and iam calling it luke peter" Aug. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Luke Christopher, and he's getting ready to turn 4. The only teasing he has recieved has been from my silly brother-in-law, who slurred his name toghether and said it sounded like "lucifer". My husband is a pastor, so I'm sure he was ribbing him a little bit :) But, everyone thinks it's an adorable name...and we haven't gotten any star wars jokes to date!" Jul. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Luke, and I love the name. It's strong and simple." Jun. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby Luke after Luke Skywalker, so I don't mind. Wanted to name his twin brother Anakin, but my husband wouldn't let me!!" Apr. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Luke, but I'm wondering if my kid would get star wars jokes if I named him Luke?" Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Luke and I just love it. Everyone I've said it to just thinks it's a timeless name. Perfect!" Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old is named Luke he doesnt go to school with anyone else by that name so thats good for him.Luke is from perth australia" Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Luke, and I've not heard the name said the same way two times in a row since. Its either 'look' or 'lyook(as in duke)'. So which is it? I personally prefer the latter." Jan. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! Perfect for a child and a man. Just adorable and classic but not over used." Jul. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      19 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Luke and I have always hated it. Aside from the endless Star Wars jokes, I also had to hear things like ?hey puke!? Do your future child a favor and name him something else. Seriously. Lastly, for those people out there that have a child named Luke, please for the love of all things, do not call him Lukey! It?s absolutely terrible." Aug. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my best friends name is Luke! I love his name and he does too. We are always laughing and calling him Luke Skywalker :) He loves it!!! If I were a boy, I'd want to be called Luke" Aug. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like having this name. I was named after St. Luke but even as a baby my name was ridiculed by own father. Constant Star Wars references and annoying "Lukey-Pookey" nicknames sometimes really get me to the point I feel like legally changing it." Sep. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "luke is my friends name and he doesnt get any star wars jokes i luv the name and if i ever hav a son this is wat im namin him some teachers call him "luck" sometimes which makes no sense at all its "luke" as in lukewarm" Oct. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ive been Luke B. for 29 years now. My favorite comeback when i hear someone say "Luke i am your fater"..... "Hi dad wheres all those years of back child support you owe me?" Get's em every time. I love this name." Jun. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm having a boy in September. After much disagreement, my fiance and I have decided on Lukas Levi. I think it's just adorable and I love the meaning behind it :)" Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Luke Anakin. How could I resist?!!!" Mar. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our firstborn Luke Russel (2/07), and thought we were being original since Luke is a family name on my husband's side. But then... Luke at the pediatrician's office, Luke at Chuck-E-Cheese, Luke on the playground, Luke EVERYWHERE! But, I wouldn't change a thing! It's a GREAT name! :)" Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Boyfriend's name is Justin Luke and i love it he does too not many people have the middle name Luke and i know a few Luke's" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Luke and I have only bet 4 other Lukes in my whole life and I am 26... Its awesome to have a name that everyone knows but don't really know anyone by that name : )" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Luke, and I like to call him Luke Skywalker. It is such a good name!" Feb. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Luke Walter. I live in the Philippines. When I was 5-9 years old, people mispronounce my name as Liyok. I haven't met any other person named Luke until now that I am already 30. I named my son Janluke Gabriel." Dec. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is about to be four years old, and I am surprised by how many other little kids are named Luke. Before he was born, I never, ever even met a Luke before. But I still love it!" Sep. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is named Luke. Nobody teases him about it... they think its cool... My mom actually dreamed about naming him Luke, and so they did... Plus my mom and dad are really big Star Wars fans!" Jul. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is luke and i love him so much!!!" Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Only downside: constant Star Wars references from all of the idiotic people you run into. -Luke" Sep. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well this awesome guy that i knows name is luke. he is a pretty kool guy." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "As the Star Wars generation gets older, more and more little Lukes are born. Star Wars debuted May 25, 1977, 20-25 years later..." Dec. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, although it gets a bit old when every person I meet tells me to "use the force", or "I am your father!"" Dec. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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