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What does Lucretia mean?

Lucretia Pronunciation of Lucretia [lu-cre-tia] as a girls' name is pronounced loo-KREE-shah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucretia is "succeed". Also possibly of Etruscan origin and of uncertain meaning. The name of a Roman matron who committed suicide in public protest against dishonor. During the Renaissance, darker associations were given to the name through Lucrezia Borgia, sister to Cesare Borgia.

Associated with: roman, renaissance (medieval).


Lucretia has 25 variants: Crecia, Lachresa, Lacreash, Lacrecia, Lacresha, Lacreshia, Lacretia, Lacrisha, Lacrissa, Lakreesha, Lakrisha, Lecrecia, Lecretia, Loucrecia, Loucresha, Loucretia, Loucrezia, Lucrece, Lucrecia, Lucreecia, Lucreesha, Lucreisha, Lucresha, Lucrezia and Tia.

Creative forms:
(female) Laicretia, Lucrelia, ..

(male) Lucredio, Lucreli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lucretia Samia (L.S.), ..

How popular is Lucretia?

Lucretia is a very prominent first name for women (#1143 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lucretia was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #333 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent variation form of Lucretia is Tia (#1187 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Lucretia was more pronounced among parents 2 decades ago (usage of 0.06%) and is now much lower (usage 0.01%, 85% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucretia, Tia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aurelia, Laketia, Larentia, Laretha, Laretta, Larretta (see Loretta), Latrecia, Laurentia, Lauretha, Lauretta, Leretta (see Loretta), Lorenia, Loreta, Loretta, Lorretta, Loucetta (see Lucetta), Lowretta (see Loretta), Lucena, Lucerna, Lucetta, Lucette, Lucia, Luciela, Lucilia, Lucita, Lunetta, Lunneta, Lurette and Luvenia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lucretia.