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the 12th - century Saint Laurence O'Toole (whose real name was Lorcan). Since the 19th century the spelling Lawrence has been more common, especially in America. A famous bearer was the British actor Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989). LUKA: English form of Latin Lucas, from the Greek name (Loukas) meaning "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament. He was probably of Greek ethnicity. He is considered a saint by many Christian denominations. Due to the saint's renown, the name became common in the Christian world (in various spellings). As an English name, Luke has been in use since the 12th century alongside the Latin form Lucas . Both forms became popular throughout the English - speaking world towards the end of the 20th century. A famous fictional bearer was the hero Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars movies, beginning in 1977. LEON: Derived from Greek (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo , with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879 - 1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary. MATIJA: From Greek (Matthias), a variant of Ματθα ῖ ος. This form appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary (spelled Mátyás in Hungarian), including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century. English form of (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of Yahweh ", from the roots ( mattan) meaning "gift" and (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah .
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