Meaning and Name Origin
Lucille \l(u)-cille, luci(l)-le\ as a girls' name is pronounced loo-SEEL. It is of French origin. Diminutive of Lucy (Latin) "light". Lucilla was used by the Romans and revived in the 19th century. Comedienne Lucille Ball.
Lucille▲ has 22 more related variations via Lucy: Lou▼, Loulou, Lu, Luce, Lucetta, Lucette, Luci, Lucia▲, Luciana▲, Lucianna, Lucida, Lucie▼, Lucina, Lucinda▼, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Lusita, Luz▼ and Luzija.
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lucille for girls. Lucille reached its apex rank of #30 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #343 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Lucille and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Lucille (#343 a year ago) are Lucy (#62 a year ago), Lucia (#230), Luciana (#469), Luz, Lucinda, Lucile, Lucienne, Lu, Lucie, Lou and Lucila. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1900-1909 and has become much lower since, with the forms Luz, Lucinda, Lucile, Lucie and Lou becoming somewhat outmoded. Lucille (#343), Luciana (#469), Lucia (#230) and Lucy (#62) are four of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, with Lucia, Lucille and Lucy enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)