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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Luca
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Luca in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Luca:
Records indicate that 11,347 boys in the United States have been named Luca since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,600 people in the U.S. were given the name Luca. Those people are now 8 years old.
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Comments about the name Luca
Based on the comments submitted below
40 Positive Comments
"One of my friends is called Luca, he is ugly and annoying. The name is the cool though!" Aug. 25, 2020:
"My sons name is Luca hes not italian but part honduran. Luca does not sound feminine at all. Its a mans name." Jul. 16, 2020:
"My 4year old son is named Luca. I love love love it!! And everyone always comments on it, very positive. Everyone seems to love it, I live in the U.K and not many people have heard of it. But now there seems to be a few Luca's popping up very near me!! I wonder why?! Not good!! Why can't you find your own name and don't bother trying to copy me!!" Oct. 13, 2017:
"My 11 year old son is Luca and I always knew if I had a boy that would be his name. We are not Italian and live in Canada. My husband is Hispanic and my son has dark eyes and hair. I love this name so much!" Feb. 25, 2017:
"Definitely a boys name! Not a girls name! Just because it ends in an "a" doesn't mean a thing. So do the names Joshua, Ezra, etc..." Sep. 4, 2015:
"My five year old son is called Luca. We get so many compliments. Especially when people find out his name is Luca Gambino. my older son Alex was a bit miffed that he didn't get " the cool name"" Aug. 25, 2012:
My 5 year old son is a Luca & we get so many compliments on it as its not that common in the UK.
He even enjoys the name-related 'teasing' (kids will always find something)... he says being called Lucozade is funny as he has so much energy!" Jun. 5, 2012:
"I have a 15 month old son Luca. We love it. We live in the US" Nov. 28, 2011:
"My grandson age 4 1/2 is named LUCA and we love this name.It is a masculine and strong name. We are of Italian ancestry. Some poopkle are spelling it Luka which is so unlike an Italian name My daughter love this name and we are so happy she went ahead and named him Luca. It is not at all feminine and is becoming very popular in CA." Jul. 29, 2011:
"My son is 14 months old and I fell in love with the name. But we spell is Luka. It is unique and I'm so happy we found that name." May. 5, 2011:
"I have a 2 yeard old daughter named Luca...both my husband and I knew it was a boys name in Italy, but its also known to be a girls name in other European countries...We loved the name from the minute we heard it and I think there are many names that can be (and are) unisex. Its not a crazy out there name, so lets all calm down and realize there aren't (and don't have to be) strict rules about gender specific names...think Ashton, Ashley, Lesley, Dylan, etc...I know of many girls AND boys with those names and they have survived...." Dec. 10, 2010:
"We had trouble agreeing on a name for our first born son and agreed on the name Luca Silas "Bringer of light" "Man of the forest" It has a nice ring to it!" Dec. 2, 2010:
"In Europe Luca is now most definatly a unisex name - as many other names are - it does not HAVE to be a boy's name at all - in fact I intent to name my daughter Luca Mar - obv in Itlay it is very common for a boy - but I agree - it's a lot more relaxed now when it comes to unisex names." Sep. 1, 2010:
"You can think it's a girls name or that it sounds nice but that means nothing because at that end of the day your wrong.
The fact is this: Luca is a man's name
The female equivalent is Lucia.
Do your research, it is not a matter of opinion." Aug. 27, 2010:
"My daughter wanted something a bit different for her firstborn son and as soon as I mentioned Luca she loved it. It is perfect for a boy and has been very well received everywhere we go. His father is of Greek origin so it is a bonus to have such a lovely European name." Aug. 25, 2010:
"I'm italian and naming my daughter who is due in 3 weeks, Luca Isabella. Even though its considered a boys name, I find it very feminine. I don't really think I would give a boy a name that ends in an "a". Everyone we have told the name to love and agree its very feminine." Aug. 18, 2010:
"I am having a girl and will be naming her Luca - there are many theories - Lucia/Luka/Lucca/Boy/girl etc etc - although it may have originally come from a boy it now seems to be a Unisex name as I know of more Luca's to girls in the UK & Australia. It does sound very feminine hence it being popular for a girl in certain parts of Europe - but in Italy it is popular only for a boy......there are many many Unisex names these days - Luca being one of them!!" Aug. 11, 2010:
"Our baby boy will be called Luca when he is born. I love it, loved the name Luka from the hot dr Luka kovac in ER and dh is a huge fan of the Godfather movies (Luca Brasi). Definitely a masculine name." Jun. 14, 2010:
"Me and my wife are of Italian decent and have a 4 year old son 1st and middle named Luca James, (meaning "Light")....it is an athletic and masculine name that fits his personality and physical characteristics ( solid, scrappy strong, dark hair, big black eyes and olive skin) to the letter. The name is all BOY." May. 7, 2010:
"is 33 wks preg and having a baby boy and we are naming him luca,we love the name its very different!!" Apr. 28, 2010:
"I named my daughter Luca. Italians should be pleased that this common name (for them) is loved for BOTH males and females." Apr. 15, 2010:
"I love the name Luca but it is definetly a BOY'S name!
All the people out there naming their girls luca have obviously never been to italy and do the name an injustice.
How would you feel if you went to italy to live, only to find they started naming their boys australian girls names?? ie if your name was sarah and you met a little boy named sarah. lol rediculous.
People should not borrow names from other cultures unless they will show them respect." Jan. 9, 2010:
"I have a 6-month old son named Luca. We are Americans of Italian descent and had our hearts set on Luca for many years. For those that think Luca sounds feminine because it ends with an "a", think about Noah, Ezra, Asa. An "a" doesn't automatically translate into a feminine name. That said, I think we live in an age when it's OK, maybe even cool, to have a name that works for either gender. We are very happy with out choice and get lots of compliments on his name." Oct. 27, 2009:
"My son is 13 and I called him Luca after a handsome Italian I knew many years before. It is definitely a man's name though! in Italy it is a really common name but in the Uk there are only a few. His father is actually Spanish descent, so my Luca is dark, like an Italian. All his mates think it's a cool name and Luca is very pleased that I chose this name for him! :)" Sep. 4, 2009:
"We named our baby boy Luca. Love how it sounds european (we are greek Australian) and it is a little different without being "weird!". Everyone has had positive reactions to it." Jul. 10, 2009:
"Hi, my daughters name is Luca and we chose it because it is a gorgeous feminine sounding name. We are not italian or european for that matter so the fact that people from this region insist it is a boys name is only natural due to what they have been brought up with. We live in Australia and everyone LOVES this as a girls name" Feb. 19, 2009:
"My son's name is Luca and he is 3. While in Italy we heard this name often, and then when we found out years later, we were having a boy, we knew this was the name. It does mean "Luke" which is obviously masculine. I know a little girl named "Luca" who I met recently and it does irritate me that my son is her age, and I wonder if people will tease him for having a 'girl's name' even though it is obviously male. I still do LOVE this name!" Jan. 28, 2009:
"My son's name is Luca and at first my husband's side (they are Canadian and we are Italian) thought it was a girl's name. I'm pretty sure they have grown to like it. It's a great boy's name and it is gaining popularity in Canada." Jan. 16, 2009:
"Luca is a boy's name. Those who are trying to use it as a girl's name seem misguided and a little sad." Jan. 9, 2009:
"I have always loved the idea of Luca being a girls name. I think nowadays the 'rules' are a lot more relaxed anyway, and definitely in England the 'a' ending makes it sound very feminine. My name is Kyla which obviously stems from the masculine Kyla, but the 'a' ending changes that-i think the same thing could be said for Luca." Nov. 6, 2008:
"This is an italian boys name. I am italian and we are naming are son this. NOT a girls name at all. I guess anyone can name yor children whatever you want but I wouldn't name a girl "Doug" so I wouldn't name a girl Luca either" Oct. 30, 2008:
"I loovvveeee this name + if i ever hav a son im callin it luca its the best man bt im to yung rite nw itl b a cupl yrs before i even consider havn a kid lol oh and hell no is it good for a girl its a boys name no questions so yeh thumbz upp!" Oct. 19, 2008:
"LUCA is my son's middle name! It is an italian (latin)BOY's name and I love it ! I am a Romanian so it worked perfectly for me : Alexandru Luca is his whole name but we call him Luca." Oct. 16, 2008:
"We are considering naming our baby girl Luca - I know it is a masculine Italian name...but I think it sounds feminine and I love it! Anyone else agree?" Jun. 26, 2008:
"I don't understand why Luca has to be a boy's name. I think it would also make a wonderful girl's name." May. 19, 2008:
"its my grandsons name, i had not heard it before in the uk" Apr. 17, 2008:
"I dont understand how the person thinks LUCA is an ok name for a girl. It is a boys name clearly a verison of Luke or Lucas. It is a strong male name, not a girls name at all." Aug. 20, 2007:
"I think Luca is way better than the English way "Luke". Luca is NOT feminine and it would be strange on a girl. Maybe I'm just saying that cause I'm Italian, I don't know." Jun. 29, 2007:
"Luca is a gorgeous name. European sounding, strong and different." Jun. 20, 2007:
"my son have name Luca ,and he is one year old now :) i love this name :)" Feb. 5, 2007:
1 Negative Comment
"Sounds like a killer whale name at Sea World or something.....Luca the killer whale. More of a pet name. I would name my dog Luca." May. 12, 2009:
17 Neutral Comments
"People are wrong about LUCA can be a boy's name. I think it's fine for both genders! It's the name of my female corgi dog. She gets compliments for having such a nice cool name. I love my little luca" Dec. 5, 2016:
"Im of french descdent, plus my name is luca trayah, honestly fighting over wether this name is boy or girl is useless, its pretty much a unisex name. Even thought it is translated to the name Luke. So? I know tons of people with so called boy names Jorden, Ezekiel, Dylan, etc even boys with girl names nicole,Izzy, Jessie etc. I rather focus on how great the name sounds rather if its meant for a boy or girl. The ring alone tends to keep making everybody want to scream the name. Ive gotten so many comments on it, even more so then my friend who happens to be named "Luke". A very good unquie name for either boy or girl." Jul. 15, 2016:
"My daughters name is Luka. Luka is a unisex name in Hawaiian and can be translated as both Luke or Ruth. Princess Luka's kahili is on display at the Bishop Museum. Furthermore, there is a book titled "Luka's Quilt" which is a story about a little hawaiian girl and her grandmother." Oct. 12, 2014:
"My son is 6 months old and his name is Luca! Luca Matthew we named him. We get so many compliments on his name. I think its unique and cool! We live in USA and we are not italians, but really liked that name for our son!" Aug. 31, 2014:
"" "First of all I don't mean to be rude, but I am Italian and " Luca" is typically a man's name. Unfortunately Americans mostly have the tendency not to understand that. When you start to name your children the opposite gender name. You confuse everybody. My advice DO NOT DO IT please don't make an idiots mistake!"
Seriously? I am Italian but I don't live in Italy smartess! And last I checked it was on another continent and over 5000 miles away. I think it is beautiful for a girl or boy, but your ignorance is disgusting. On the other side, how many boys names end in A?" Jan. 25, 2014:
"We named our boy dog Luca. For sure it is a boy's name - but in today's world - who really cares if it is a boy or a girl's name. Glad to see it is gaining popularity and that is unique." Sep. 12, 2013:
"I cannot believe that someone would suggest it's rude to use this name for a girl. The bottom line is that in Hungary it's a girls name and in Italy it's a boys name. Ok so...what's next? A fight to death on which country is better or 'right'? Live and let live. I have female friends name Dylan, Tyler, and Kelsey. They are well adjusted and good people. I had hoped that my 5 year old daughter named Luca would live in a world free of ignorance but unfortunately that's CLEARLY not the case." Mar. 18, 2013:
"I have a one year old boy called Luca..expecting another boy in 5 weeks and were really struggling to find a name for this one as Luca Is such a brilliant name....any suggestions?? :)" May. 29, 2011:
"First of all I don't mean to be rude, but I am Italian and " Luca" is typically a man's name. Unfortunately Americans mostly have the tendency not to understand that. When you start to name your children the opposite gender name. You confuse everybody. My advice DO NOT DO IT please don't make an idiots mistake!" Oct. 5, 2010:
"I love the name Luca for a boy or a girl! It's beautiful....we're expecting our third and considering Luca Mia is it's a girl!" Jul. 26, 2010:
"I have a friend who recently named her son Luca. I'm sure it will grow on me, but right now all I can think of is that awful Suzanne Vega song." May. 11, 2010:
"If you like Luca, for a girl try Lucca after the Italian city. If you are Italian, there is a distinct difference in the way it is pronounced, and it would give a clue that it is not a little boy. In English, no one would hear any difference in pronunciation. Luca is really a boy's name. My Italian husband went nuts when I wanted to use it for a girl. I think similar to how an English speaker would react to someone wanting to name a boy Lucy. Just didn't sound right." Aug. 20, 2009:
"I have never heard this name until today. I agree that it sounds feminine, mainly b/c it ends in an "a". I also think the clothing brand Luca Luca, which is women's clothes! I don't think this name sounds masculine even tho I know it's a boy's name." Jul. 29, 2009:
"I just had a friend name their baby boy Luca and the first thing that came to my mind is "Did he just give his boy a girl's name?"" Oct. 8, 2008:
"I LOVE THIS NAME!!!
My brother's name is Lucas, but if I ever have a son, I'd like to name him after my brother, because I admire him so much, but not use his exact name =) My brother was born when I was five, and guess who named him -- I DID!" Sep. 27, 2008:
"My son's name is Luca and he is very cute.. His name fits him perfectly. Wherever I go people want to know about his name,, and his brothers..Maximo.
It is a very strong, unique, and fun name." Sep. 7, 2008:
"Hi My son is named Luca and he is 3 1/2 years old
I love this name...obviously
We are from the Uk
We have relatives in Greece and Italy..hence LUCA" Feb. 8, 2007:
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