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Luce (girl)

What does Luce mean?

Luce Pronunciation of Luce [luce] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Luce) is of Latin derivation, and Luce means "light". Luce is a version of Lucy (Latin): feminine of Lucius.

Associated with: light.


Luce has 1 variant: Luz.

16 more different relations via Lucy: Lou, Lu, Lucetta, Lucette, Luci, Lucia, Lucida, Lucie, Lucile, Lucille, Lucina, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna and Lucza.

Creative forms:
(female) Lece, Lule, ..

(male) Lule, Lune, ..

Middle name pairings:
Luce Seraphina (L.S.), ..

How popular is Luce?

Luce is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3445 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Lou, Lu, Lucetta, Luci, Lucia (#225 from recent data), Lucie (#1447), Lucile, Lucille (#283), Lucina, Lucy (#55) and Luz (#959) are the prominent varying forms of Luce (unlisted). Adoption of these relations of Luce was well-received in the 1910s (adoption of 1.1%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.5%, 50.1%), with versions like Lucille becoming less trendy. Lucia and Lucy are two of the more trendy girl names among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lou, Lu, Lucetta, Luci, Lucia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucie, Lucile, Lucille, Lucina, Lucy, Luz in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucia, Lucie, Lucy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Luce is pronounced similarly to Lace, Leece, Leese, Lies, Liese, Lis, Lise, Liz, Lize, Lizz, Lois, Loise, Louise, Loyce, Luise, Lys, Lyse, Lyz and Lyzz. Other suggested similar names are Dace, Douce, Dulce, Kace, Lacee, Lacey, Laci, Lacie, Lacy, Lake, Lane, Laure, Lee, Lene, Love, Luane, Luba, Lucena, Lucyle, Lula, Lulu, Luna, Luned, Lunet, Lupe, Lura, Lusa, Lusca and Tace. These names tend to be more commonly used than Luce.

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