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What does Lucy mean?

Lucy Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: light, little.


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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucy, Lou, Lu, Lucetta, Luci in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucia, Luciana, Lucie, Lucienne, Lucile in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucille, Lucina, Lucinda, Luella, Luz in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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