In the second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney Pixar released its newest hit on Disney Plus. That movie was about a sea monster who becomes a human upon reaching the land. He then makes a few friends and participates in a bicycling contest. That sea monster is the titular character of the movie, Luca. Luca was the fastest rising name of 2021 thanks to the Disney Pixar movie. Yet, of course, Luca has been a given name long before the movie came out. Luca is the Italian form of Lucas, which itself is a form of Lucanius, meaning "light". The name has seen centuries of use in Italy. One famous historical bearer was Renaissance sculptor Luca della Robbia. Besides, according to BehindtheName.com, Luca ranked #22 in 1427 Italy. In the United States, though, Luca is relatively novel. It was not even used at all before the 1960s. Luca then entered the top 1000 in 2000 and the top 100 19 years later. As it has been previously described, Luca was the fastest rising name of 2021.