Meaning and name origin
Lucy \l(u)-cy\ as a girl's name is pronounced LOO-see. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucy is "light". Feminine of Lucius; vernacular form of Lucia. The feast day of Saint Lucy (fourth century), patroness of sight, is called the Festival of Light in Sweden. Lucy is also a bossy little girl in Charles Schulz's popular "Peanuts" comic strip. Actress Lucy Liu.
Lucy has 27 variant forms: Lou, Loulou, Lu, Luce, Lucetta, Lucette, Luci, Lucia, Luciana, Lucianna, Lucida, Lucie, Lucienne, Lucile, Lucilia, Lucilla, Lucille, Lucina, Lucinda, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyna, Lucyja, Lucza, Lusita, Luz and Luzija.
For more information, see also the related girl name Luella.
Lucy is a very popular first name for females (#208 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9218 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lucy for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lucy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lucy (#62), Lucia (#230), Lucille (#343), Luciana (#469), Lucinda, Luz, Luella, Lucie, Lou, Lu, Lucienne and Lucile. (2014 statistics).