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Gender: male
Pronunciation: LOO-kas
Meaning: man from Lucania
Related Names: Luc, Luke, Lukes

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Rank in 2000s: 65

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Name: lucas Origin: English,,, Latin,, Meaning (no case): man from lucania





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

Lucas is English in origin and is one of the many names that originally served as a surname. Over time, especially centuries, some surnames risk extinction through marriage as the woman’s line of the family marries and the male (husband) surnames become predominant. In an attempt to keep certain family names viable, they are sometimes used as first names or middle names. Lucas is also a derivative of Luke with the Latin origin “man from Lucania." There is reference to it during the Middle Ages, and “it is also the spelling preferred in the Authorized Version of the New Testament, which has had some influence on its selection as a given name.”[1]

POPULARITY

According to the Social Security Administration, Lucas as a first name is more popular now than it has ever been in the last 100 years. Barely making the top 1000 most popular names in the United States until about 1960, Lucas has surged significantly since then. The exception years prior to 1960 were 1918 (930th), 1915 (972nd), 1913 (960th), 1090 (994th) and 1908 (996th). After its debut in 1959 at 987th, Lucas had reached 717th 10 years later and was in the top 100 most popular names by 1993. It has not dropped out of that category since, and the year 2007 saw it reach its highest ranking at 53rd (Please see chart below).

Social Security Administration

POPULARITY STATISTICS
Year of Birth Rank
2007 53
2006 59
2005 58
2004 66
2003 71
2002 75
2001 83
2000 83
1999 90
1998 93
1997 98
1996 93
1995 92
1994 95
1993 95

FACTS

  • François Édouard Anatole Lucas (1842 - 1891) was a French mathematician known for the study of a mathematical occurrence called the Fibonacci sequence. His work in finding a formula for to determine the nth term of the Fibonacci sequence resulted in recognition and the Lucas sequence then being named after him.[1]

NAMESAKES

  • Lucas is a city in Texas that is "located in Collin County with a population of only 5,100 people and 11.73 square miles in size."
  • Lucas, Kansas is was founded in 1887 and has a population (2000) of 336.[1]

FAMOUS PERSONS

  • George Walton Lucas, Jr. (b. 1944) is an "Academy Award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and chairman of Lucasfilm." He is one of the most successful and prolific entertainment moguls in the history of motion pictures. His films include the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, and it is said his films have grossed over $3.6 billion.[1]

Author: Mike Szimanski

NOTES

Facts about LucasRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning man from Lucania  +
Meaningnc man from lucania  +
Name lucas  +
Origin English  +, and Latin  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation LOO-kas  +
Rank in 2000s 65  +
Related Luc  +, Luke  +, and Lukes  +
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