The name Lucas is primarily a male name of Greek origin that means From Lucania, Italy.Lucas is originally a locational surname indicating a family from Lucania, Italy. The most common nickname for Lucas is Luke. American actors named Lucas include Lucas Jade Zumann, Lucas Till, and Lucas Hedges. There are many football players named Lucas, including Lucas Niang and Lucas Patrick. George Lucas is a very famous filmmaker. Lucas Sinclair is a character on the t.v. show Stranger Things and Lucas Goodwin was a character on House of Cards.