The name Luke is of Greek origin and means "Person From Lucania." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Luke is most often used as a nickname for the name Lucas, although it has become a common given name in itself. It was originally used as a given or surname for persons from the region of Lucania, in Southern Italy. Luke is a name from the Christian bible, an apostle of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Luke is the third canonical Gospel, which tells of the origins, birth, ministry, atonement, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. Famous Lukes include country singer Luke Brian, actors Luke Perry and Luke Wilson, and comic artist Luke Ross. Luke Short was an American cowboy. Fictional characters named Luke include those from television shows, such as The Tribe, Nashville, Degrassi, and Gilmore Girls. One of the most famous fictional Lukes is Luke Skywalker, from the Star Wars film series, named after its creator, George Lucas.