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Meaning and name origin

Lucian \l(u)-cian\ as a boy's name is pronounced LOO-shun. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucian is "light". Variant of Lucius. Luciano is an Italian and Spanish form. Saint Lucian of Antioch (fourth century) was a noted scholar. Artist Lucian Freud; opera celebrity Luciano Pavarotti.


Lucian has 7 variant forms: Luciano, Lucianus, Lucien, Lucio, Lucjan, Lukianos and Lukyan.

For more information, see also related boy names Loukas and Luke.


Lucian is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22871 out of 88799, Top 26%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lucian for boys. Lucian reached its highest rank of #371 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lucian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Luke (#28), Luciano (#568), Lucian (#608), Lucien and Lucius. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lucian, Luciano, Lucien, Lucius, Luke in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Loucan, Louccan, Lucan and Lukan. Like Lucian, these names are not commonly used.