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Luke -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

This eMedTV Web page highlights information about the name Luke. This may include information about variations, and meaning. Luke the Evangelist is said to be the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, books of the New Testament. In Catholicism, he is the patron saint of painters, physicians and healers. Saint Luke, archbiship of Simferopol and Crimea.

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Meanings and Variations

Alternates for Luke include: Lucais, Lucas, and Lukas
Some forms of Luke are: Lucius
Luke is associated with these categories: Biblical, Saint, and Popular
Famous people named Luke
Luke Perry, Actor
Luke Wilson, Actor
Luke Edward Wright, American Politician: Governor-General of the Philippines between 1904 and 1906, Secretary of War from 1908 to 1909
Luke Walton, Basketball
Luke Skywalker, Fictional Movie Character: Star Wars
Luke Duke, Fictional TV Character: Dukes of Hazzard

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