What does Lucy mean?
Lucy \l(u)-cy\ 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Luella.
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 reached its top rank of #49 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #62. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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%, down 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)