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