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What does Lucille mean?

Lucille Pronunciation of Lucille 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


VARIANTS Loucille, Luciela, Lucienne, Lucila, Lucile, Lucilia, Lucilla, Lucyle, Luseele, Lusile

RELATIONS VIA LUCY Luce, Lucette, Luci, Lucia, Luciana, Lucida, Lucie, Lucina, Lucinda, Lucine, Lucita



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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)

Lucille reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #284 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Lucille (#284 A YEAR AGO) are Lucy (#55), Lucia (#213), Luciana (#434), Lucinda (#1282), Lucie (#1473), Luci, Lucienne, Lucile, Lucina and Lucyle. Adoption of these relations of Lucille was at its apex during 1910-1919 (USAGE OF 1.1%) and is somewhat less today (USAGE 0.6%, DOWN 44%), 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 Lucia, Lucie, Lucy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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