What does Lucille mean?
Lucille \l(u)-cille, luci(l)-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.
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)
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 1900-1909 (usage of 0.454%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2413%, down 46.8%), with the forms Luz, Lou, Lucie, Lucile and Lucinda 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. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Lucille and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)