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Lucy 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 form 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 name Luella.
Baby names that sound like Lucy are Lacy, Lesy, Lusa, Lizy, Lacey, Laci and Lace.
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Popularity of Lucy
Lucy is a very popular first name for women (#208 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9218 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Lucy for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Lucy with its variant forms and related girl baby names.