Origin of the name LUKE.
Etymology of the name LUKE.
Meaning of the baby name LUKE.
A contracted form of Latin Lucas. [N.T.
Greek Loukas, from
Latin Lucanus = "of
Lucania," a province in Italy. Lucus = "a sacred
wood," "a grove."]. (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible
Manual, Hunter, 1894)
patron saint of painters and physicians. Tradition says he painted
a portrait of the Virgin Mary. From Col. iv. 14 he is supposed to
have been a physician. In art he is usually represented with an ox
lying near him, and generally with painting materials. Sometimes
he seems engaged painting a picture of the Virgin and infant Savior, his
descriptions of the early life of the Savior being more minute than that
of the other evangelists... (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,