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What does Lucia mean?

Lucia Pronunciation of Lucia [lu-cia] as a girls' name is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucia is "light". Variant of Lucy. Ballet patron Lucia Chase.

Associated with: light.


22 related forms via Lucy: Lu, Luce, Lucetta, Luci, Luciana, Lucianna, Lucida, Lucie, Lucile, Lucilia, Lucilla, Lucille, Lucina, Lucinda, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Lusita, Luz and Luzija.

Creative forms:
(female) Lacia, Laucia, ..

(male) Lulin, Lunie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lucia Yoselin (L.Y.), ..

How popular is Lucia?

Lucia is a very prominent first name for females (#482 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7814 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lucia reached its highest rank of #225 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Lu, Lucetta, Luci, Luciana (#468 the previous year), Lucie (#1447), Lucile, Lucille (#283), Lucina, Lucinda (#1559), Lucy (#55) and Luz (#959) are the prominent varying forms of Lucia (#225 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Lucyna, are seldom used. These relations of Lucia were popular with parents a century ago (usage of 1.05%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.57%, 46% less), with forms such as Lucinda becoming less fashionable. Lucy has been the top favorite, although Luciana appears to be gaining favor too.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucy, Luz in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lucia is alike in pronunciation to Lecia, Leecia, Lesha, Licha, Lichah, Licia, Lisha and Lycia. Other recommended names are Auria, Cacia, Dacia, Decia, Docia, Dulcia, Dumia, Eulia, Jocia, Julia, Junia, Kacia, Kecia, Kicia, Laci, Lacie, Lacina, Lakia, Lalia, Latia, Leia, Lelia, Lesia, Lexia, Lia, Lidia, Ligia, Lilia, Lisia, Livia, Loria, Luana, Luba, Lucena, Luciela, Lucila, Lucinna, Luisa, Luiza, Lujza, Lula, Lulita, Lumina, Luna, Lupita, Lura, Lusa, Lusca, Luvina, Luzita, Lydia, Lygia, Lyria, Lyvia, Nicia, Nubia, Rubia, Tacia, Tulia and Yulia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lucia.

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