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pinWhat does Lucy mean?

Lucy /lucy/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Kreatif forms: Licy, Liecy, Lurcy. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lucy for girls. Lucy was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #49 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #62. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lucy name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Lucy and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Lucy (#62 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Lou, Lu, Lucia (#230 a year ago), Luciana (#469), Lucie, Lucienne, Lucile, Lucille (#343), Lucinda, Luella and Luz. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5221%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2413%, 53.8%), with forms like Lucie, Lucile, Lucinda, Luella and Luz becoming somewhat outmoded. Lucia (#230), Luciana (#469), Lucille (#343) and Lucy (#62) are four of the more chic baby names here, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Lucia, Lucille and Lucy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lucy, Lou, Lu, Lucia, Luciana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lucie, Lucienne, Lucile, Lucille, Lucinda in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luz in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucy, Lucie outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Lucy is alike in pronunciation to Lacey, Laci, Lacy, Lesy, Lizy and Lusa. Other recommended similar baby names are Lace, Lexy and Lusca. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lucy.