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What does Lucille mean?

Lucille /lu-cil-le/ as a girls' name is pronounced loo-SEEL. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucille is "light".

Diminutive of Lucy. Lucilla was used by the Romans and revived in the 19th century. Comedienne Lucille Ball.

Associated with: light, romans, 19th century


Lucille has 10 variants: Loucille, Luciela, Lucienne, Lucila, Lucile, Lucilia, Lucilla, Lucyle, Luseele and Lusile.

Lucille has 11 more relations via Lucy: Luce, Lucette, Luci, Lucia, Luciana, Lucida, Lucie, Lucina, Lucinda, Lucine and Lucita.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lacille, Lucili, ..

(male) Lucilleo, Lucilley, ..

How popular is Lucille?

Lucille is a very prominent first name for women (#145 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Lucille for girls. Lucille reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #343 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Lucille (#343 a year ago) are Lucy (#62 a year ago), Lucia (#230), Luciana (#469), Lucie (#1475), Lucinda (#1522), Lucyle, Lucile, Lucienne, Luci and Lucina. Adoption of these relations of Lucille was at its apex during 1910-1919 (usage of 1.1%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.5%, down 50%), with forms such as Lucinda becoming somewhat outmoded. Lucy, Lucia and Luciana are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucille, Luci, Lucia, Luciana, Lucie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucienne, Lucile, Lucina, Lucinda, Lucy, Lucyle in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aprille, Aurelle, Aurielle, Basille, Bazille, Camille, Cecile, Cecille, Cybille, Cyrille, Danille, Darille, Emille, Ethille (see Ethel), Hille, Jamille, Jocelle, Junelle, Kamille, Lachelle, Lacie, Lacole, Lailie, Lanelle, Lauralle (see Laurel), Laurelle, Lavelle, Lilie, Lilla, Lilley, Lilli, Lillie, Lilly, Loralle, Lorelle, Lorilee, Lucerne, Lucinna, Lucrece, Ludmilla, Luella, Luelle, Luise, Lusine, Lynelle, Marcille, Mille, Murielle, Neille, Nicolle, Rudelle, Suzelle, Sybille, Teille and Yudelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lucille.