What does Lucy mean?
Lucy [lucy] as a girls' 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 variants: Lou▼, Loulou, Lu, Luce, Lucetta, Lucette, Luci, Lucia▲, Luciana▲, Lucianna, Lucida, Lucie, Lucienne, Lucile▼, Lucilia, Lucilla, Lucille▼, Lucina, Lucinda▼, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Lusita, Luz and Luzija.
Affiliated girl name: Luella.Creative forms:
(female) Licy, Luby, ..
(male) Lule, Lulyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Lucy Nola (L.N.), ..
How popular is Lucy?
Lucy is a very prominent first name for females (#208 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#9902 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lucy was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #49 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #55. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Lucy (#55 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Lou, Lu, Lucetta, Luci, Lucia (#225 via latest list), Luciana (#468), Lucie (#1447), Lucienne, Lucile, Lucille (#283), Lucina, Lucinda (#1559), Luella (#1337) and Luz (#959). These relations of Lucy were popular a century ago (median #1000) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1355, ▼49.6%). Lucy is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Lucia has become popular as well over time, while forms such as Lucinda have become less popular.
Lucy▲ is alike in pronunciation to Lacee, Lacey▼, Laci▼, Lacie, Lacy▼, Laicey, Lesy, Lesya, Lisa▼, Lissy, Liza▼, Lizy, Lizzy, Luisa, Luiza, Lusa, Lysa and Lyza. Other recommended names are Cacy, Dacy, Drucy, Dulcy, Jacy, Kacy, Lace, Lady, Lexy, Liby, Lily▲, Livy, Lory, Luba, Lucyle, Lula▼, Lulu▼, Luna▲, Lundy, Lupe▼, Lura▼, Lusca, Macy and Tacy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lucy.See names in meaning and etymology.