Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: From Lucania
Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Luke Girl)

In 2017 the name Luke...

• was given to 9,163 baby boys
• was the 30th most popular name for baby boys
• was 4% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Montana, Hawaii, and Louisiana
• was least popular in Iowa, Vermont, and Maine
• was about as popular as Dylan and Gabriel
Babies Named Luke Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Luke...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2014
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1952
• is 4065% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 117% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Isaac, Abraham, Simon, Alena, Kalina, Mariam
• has the most opposite popularity history to Michael, Phillip, Steven, Antoinette, Janette, Colleen
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Luke Per State
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Geographically the name Luke...

• 4% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Bridger, James, Colter, Lily, Harley, Charlie
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Niko, Castiel, Edison, Fatima, Clare, Amira
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Luke by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Luke are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Luke will be the only kid named Luke in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Luke compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Luke rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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