The word Luka means “Light” or “Illumination.” Other meanings include “bringer of light” or “bright one.”
It also means “from Luciana.” This refers to a region in southern Italy.
It originates from the Greek word “Loukas.” Also, from the Latin word “Lux” meaning light and the Latin name “Lucas.”
In Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Latin America, it is used as a name for boys, whereas it is used for both sexes in Germany.
In Hungary and Croatia, it is used as a female name. Its equivalent in the English language is Lucy.
Christians commonly use this name for their children because of Saint Luke the Evangelist, one of the four authors of the canonical gospels.
Best Middle Names for Luka
The name Luka is basically an alternative way to write Lucas, Luc, Luke and Luca.
This name has the unique quality that it is used as a name for both boys and girls.
Matching a befitting middle name with this name is made easy with our extensive list of middle names.
Look through our list of 150 hand-picked middle names:
Nicknames for Luka
Everybody enjoys having a nickname. These have an endearing and fun quality about them.
You can choose from the options below if one of your children is named Luka:
How to Pick a Middle Name
Picking the correct middle name is extremely important.
Here are 8 things important considerations to take into account:
1. What does the Middle Name Mean?
A middle name with meaning is always more powerful than without, especially if that meaning is personal to you and your family.
For example, you could have a middle name that reminds you of your heritage or a tradition that’s unique to you and your family.
Pairing a baby’s middle name with a unique meaning is the perfect way to connect your new baby to a special tradition.
2. Do the Names Fit Together?
Probably the most significant part of naming your child is how the name all sounds together.
The first, middle, and last names should fit correctly together.
Try to avoid names that rhyme or are very similar, as this may become a slight inconvenience as your child matures into an adult.
Hint: Try to keep your chosen middle name short (one or two syllables) as this tends to fit better with most first names.
3. Practice Saying the Names Out Loud
A baby’s name on paper can sound dramatically different from the way it sounds when you say each name out loud.
You may find that it doesn’t sound the way it looks.
4. Don’t be too Quick to Pick the First Name You Find
The perfect name sometimes takes time. Look at a variety of names before you make your decision.
Remember, it can be tricky to change a name once it’s registered, so try to take as much time as possible to avoid any regrets in the future.
5. Do You Need to Stick to a Family Tradition?
Some families have distinctive practices they use to name their firstborn.
For example, in England, in the 18th and 19th centuries: the first son was named after the father’s father.
Do you need to stick to a traditional custom? If not, feel free to form your own!
6. Take into Account Your Baby’s Full Initials
You may want to avoid any initials that form popular but unintended acronyms.
This can be an unintended consequence, so write down your baby’s full name and check to see that their initials don’t sound or look bizarre.
7. Celebrate Your Heritage (or create your tradition)
A child’s middle name is a great way to celebrate your family heritage or even begin a new one.
You could be remembering a loved one that is no longer here or prefer to stake your claim in a new tradition that’s unique to you.
Middle names are special, and as they are gender-neutral can be the perfect place to incorporate both male or female family members.
8. Don’t just stick to One Middle Name
If you have more than one middle name you love and can’t choose between, add them both! Multiple middle names are very popular across the globe and are the perfect way to keep both parents happy if you are spoilt for choice.
Iesha is a loving mother of 2 beautiful children. She’s an active parent who enjoys indoor and outdoor adventures with her family. Her mission is to share practical and realistic parenting advice to help the parenting community becoming stronger.
Iesha is a loving mother of 2 beautiful children. She's an active parent who enjoys indoor and outdoor adventures with her family. Her mission is to share practical and realistic parenting advice to help the parenting community becoming stronger.