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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Luke m. Latin Lucas from Greek Λουκᾶς 'man from Lucania'.

The name of one of the four evangelists. Vulgate: Lucas. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Luk.

Brabant
Latin
1312 Luce (gen) JeanIII p. 12
England
Latin
c1198 Lucas (gen) GASurv p. 245; 1222 Lucas (nom) StPaulDom p. 15; 1300 Lucas (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 247; 1377 Lucas (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5
Dutch
1572 Lucas AuFr Bauwens; 1576 Lucas ibid. Drossaert; 1578 Lucas ibid. Corselis
Early Modern English
1576 Luke BUmar-vol1 p. 26; 1582 Lucas DEmar-vol2 p. 7; 1588 Luke ibid. p. 15; 1594 Lucas ibid. p. 29, Luke ibid. p. 28; 1595 Luke ibid. p. 30
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1582 Lucka (nom) Audén1980 p. 171, Lwcka (nom) ibid. p. 171, Lwckå (nom) ibid. p. 171
France
Latin
1173 Lucas (nom) clairvaux-12thc 151; 1180 Luca (abl) RotScaNor p. 3; 1260 Luce (dat) ArrestReg-volI XVII, Ascension, Lucham (acc) ibid. IX, St. Martin, Luchas (nom) ibid. XVII, Ascension; 1378 Luce (dat) hanquetvol1 1003
Old French
1296 Lucas paris1296 p. 16; 1313 Lucas Paris1313 p. 2
Middle French
1392 Lucas MemBret-II col. 602; 1418 Lucas HGParis p. 385, Luquin ibid. p. 372; 1421 Lucas favier 67; 1438 Lucas ibid. 458; 1565 Luc RegPCC-1 p. 141, Lucas ibid. p. 183; 1566 Lucas ibid. p. 227; 1567 Lucas ibid. p. 287; 1568 Luc ibid. p. 383, Lucas ibid. p. 390; 1570 Lucas ibid. p. 427; 1571 Lucas ibid. p. 436
1423 Luquin favier 482; 1438 Luquin ibid.
Germany
Early New High German
1497 Lucas Nurn1497 570
Italy
Latin
1348 Luce (gen) INP 24; 1376 Lucha (abl) DouGen1 p. 146, Lucho (abl) ibid. p. 53; 1464 Lucas (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI, Luchas (nom) ibid. CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Lucas (nom) DSF p. 56, 9; 1527 Lucas (nom) Rome1527 p. 83
1376 Luchino (abl) DouGen1 p. 39; 1464 Luchinus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
Italian
1513x1521 Lucha LeoX p. 13
Lithuania
Latin
1561x1565 Lukasus (nom) Kaunas2006 p. 85
Spain
Catalan
1510 Luch valencia1510 1523
Spanish
1576 Lucas Catalogo-5.2 3937
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Luke". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2016/1/name/Luke.