Names for boys

Meaning of the name Lucas. Name for boys


How difficult is it to come up with that name that summarizes everything we want for our baby, right? But let's go little by little. If you already know the gender of your baby, congratulations! You have 50% fewer names to study. On the other hand, think about whether you like it short or long. If you have chosen the first option, we have already advanced a bit more! Finally, if you like biblical names, with tradition but at the same time that are not very old-fashioned and are currently a trend, the name of Lucas is perfect for your child. Before I tell you, be sure to take a look at the history, origin and meaning of Lucas. It's almost like a master's degree!

Lucas is a masculine name of Latin origin, like many names, and it comes from the word Lucius. It has a strong biblical and religious tradition, since one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and one of the four evangelists was called that.

There does not exist, a priori, any type of diminutive to refer to this name (some say Lukys or Luquitas, but you already know that that goes in tastes) and it has two feminine versions. Some point to the name of Lucia, while others point to Luca.

Its meaning is so beautiful that it is not surprising that more than one father and one mother have chosen this name when they found out that their baby will be a boy. Means 'luminous' or 'radiance'.

It will be necessary to pull the agenda to note all the days of the year in which, for one reason or another, the Saint Luke. And is that the dates range from January to October, with September being the star month with three days. Take good note!

  • January 13th
  • April 22
  • May 30
  • September, 10th
  • September 19th
  • September 30th
  • October 18

Among all these, the best known and most popular is the last one, that of October 18, in honor of Saint Luke the Evangelist, one of the apostles of Jesus and a disciple of Paul of Tarsus.

Lucas was a doctor who was born in Turkey, educated according to the Greek tradition. He was one of the followers of Jesus and his gospel is considered one of the most refined, because of how well written and documented it is. Luke was slow to become a Christian and, it is said, he met Mary, the mother of Jesus, on a trip he made with Paul.

The causes of death of Luke, although it is known that it was after the Paul and of the Pedro. According to tradition, Lucas would have been martyred next to Andrew the Apostle and ordered to be buried together with the picture of the carved image of 'Our Lady', which he himself would do years ago.

This name is not only a trend in Spanish, but also in other languages. Do you want to know their equivalents in German, Czech, French or Greek, among other languages?

  • Lucas in German: Lukas
  • Lucas in Swedish: Lukas
  • Lucas in French: Luc
  • Luke in Greek: Λουκάς (Loukas)
  • Lucas in Hungarian: Lukács
  • Lucas in English: Luke
  • Lucas in Polish: Łukasz
  • Lucas in Catalan: Lluc
  • Lucas in Italian: Luca
  • Fights in Czech are Lukáš
  • Lucas in Russian: Лука (Luka)

Being such a popular name in all corners of the planet, it is normal that history is full of famous people named like that. We make a list of the most important ones. Surely some you did not know or you had not paid attention to them!

  • Lucas Cranach, German painter (1472).
  • Daffy Duck, an animated character from Warner Bros.
  • Luke Skywalker, one of the main protagonists of the mythical saga of 'Star Wars'.
  • Lucas Gabreel, actor in the movie High School Musical (1984).
  • George Lucas, American film director who created 'Star Wars'
  • Robert Lucas, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1995 (1965).
  • Lucas Vázquez, soccer player

Lucas is a name that accepts many possible combinations, although as you can imagine some are more widespread than others. We will list those that are most successful among first-time parents or who repeat for the second, third or fourth time!

  • Lucas Rafael. 'God has healed' will be the meaning behind Rafael's name.
  • Lucas Vicente. Relating to the word "vincens", which would be translated as victor.
  • Lucas Samuel. Male name of Hebrew origin that means heard by God.
  • Lucas Daniel. Daniel comes from Hebrew and his tradition would be 'God is my judge'.
  • Lucas Ignacio. It means born of fire.
  • Lucas Javier. Of Basque origin, it is as popular as Lucas himself.
  • Lucas Gael. Add to the meaning of Lucas, another one: generosity.
  • Lucas Gabriel. This second name means strength of God.

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We all have our positive and negative traits. To help us detect what they are, we can resort to numerology, a science that through the numbers that we assign to each letter of a name we can determine the digit that governs our life. In the case of Lucas, the 8 will accompany him on his way in this world, but what does this figure hide that can reveal more characteristics about the personality of our little one?

- The best of Lucas
They are usually very emotional and very loving babies and children. They give a lot of love to their parents, but they also demand it against them. They have a great facility to integrate in any situation and they love to collaborate with different humanitarian causes.

- The worst of Lucas
The little ones baptized with these five letters stand out for being too sensitive, a trait that taken to the extreme can make them suffer a lot, and that is that they get involved in everything they do and get frustrated if things do not go as they would like or expect. Poor guys!

Any excuse is good to sit down with your child and tell him a story. But if on top of that story you are about to tell him has a boy named after him as the main character, he will listen carefully from beginning to end! So get ready to tell him night after night 'Lucas and the shadow', a children's story about happiness and how the little things can fill us more than the big and ostentatious.

And if you want to talk to them about adoption, you cannot stop showing them 'Lucas, an adoptive child', an educational, playful, tender and natural way of explaining an increasingly common way of having children.

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