Lukas is a name of Greek and Latin origin. It derived from the Greek name Loukas (Λουκας) and the Latin name Lucanus. Lukas is a common name in Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Lithuania.
What does the name Lukas mean?
Lukas means “from Lucania” (a region in southern Italy). In Greek, Lukas means “light”, “bringer of light” or “bright one” (from ancient Greek “leukós/λευκός” = bright/light/white and Latin “lux” = light).
Lukas, a classic name
Lukas is a perpetually popular name in many countries, and also convinces with its meaning “bringer of light”.
Nicknames and middle names
As nicknames for a little Lukas you can choose Luky, Luke or Luka. Suitable middle names are Lukas Kyle, Lukas Oliver, Lukas Marvin, Lukas Theodore or Lukas Benjamin.
Lukas in sports, music and film
Lukas Graham is a Danish band from Copenhagen, which was named after their lead singer Lukas Forchhammer. The band rose to fame through YouTube. One astonishing fact is, that their first concert tour sold over 30.000 tickets, even before the first album was released. With songs like “Drunk in the Morning”, Lukas Graham define their funky and laid back pop style.
A newcomer actor is Lukas Gage who was born and raised in San Diego in 1995. Early on, Lukas showed interest in the film industry. Now, he was already part of many successful productions, like “Euphoria” (2019). In 2022, he was casted for the fourth season of the very famous drama series “You”.
“Lu-Lu-Lu Lukas Podolski!” This chant was sung by enthusiastic fans when Lukas Podolski (born 1985) entered the stadium. Polish born Lukas is still one of Germany’s best-known soccer stars today. His first soccer club was Jugend 07 Bergheim, after which he moved to 1. FC Köln, for whom Lukas remains a legend to this day. After that he played for 1 FC Bayern Munich, FC Arsenal, Inter Milan and Galatasaray Istanbul among others. Since 2001, Lukas has also been on the pitch for the German national team. He is one of the footballers who have played the most international matches. The highlight of his career in the national team was the victory of the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil. Lukas is often called “Prince Poldi” by his fans. He is married with two children and also shares in some gastronomic businesses.