Loukas

Loukas is a male Greek name that means “from Loukania”, which is an Italian region. Name Loukas refers to one of the Evangelists.

male greek name loukas

Sound of name Loukas: Loo-kás

Female Version of name Loukas: Loukia

Nameday of Loukas: October 18th

Origin of name Loukas

For the Christian tradition, name Loukas is associated with the Evangelist Loukas (Luke in Latin).

Loukas was  an Early Christian  who is mostly known as the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He is considered one of the Four Evangelists and was the companion of St Paul.

Loukas was from Antiocheia of Syria, but he was Greek. He was a doctor and a painter. According to the Church, the first icons of Virgin Mary with baby Jesus are made by Loukas. He was introduced to  the Christian religion by Apostle Paul with whom they met in Thebes Greece. He later went to Italy, France, Achaia, Boeotia and more.

It is said that Saint Loukas suffered a torturous death and in 357BC his corps was transfered to Constantinople at the Temple of the Apostles.

Nicknames deriving from name Loukas

Loukas does not have any nicknames or diminutives

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Loukas

Loukas is a bright and practical man; he doesn’t deal well with theories, and he is very honest and fair man and he treats people they way he should.

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