Of Greek origin.
Lucas is the Latin form of the Greek name Λουκάς, Loukas, meaning “from Lucania”.
It was a district of southern Italy, in Greek “Λευκανία”, Leukania, from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Gulf of Taranto, where there Greek colonies.
Sources refer to Lucas deriving from the Greek word “λύκος”, lykos, meaning wolf, or the Latin word “lux”, meaning light.
Saint Luke, also Luke the Evangelist, is one of the four Evangelists. These were the authors of the canonical Gospels of Jesus Christ.
He was a physician and he is consider the patron saint of surgeons, artists, physicians and students.
The popular English form of the name is Luke.
The name became common in the Christian countries, mostly during the 12th century.
Alternative forms of the name are: Luke, Luc, Lukas, Lucky, Luka.
Famous bearers are Lucas Black, Lucas Duda, Lucas Till, Lucas Moura, Lucas Lucco, Lucas Biglia, Lucas Babin, Lucas Neff.
Lucas is a very popular name in Sweden, France, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Scotland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, United States, Portugal.