Home > Lucian

Lucian

What does Lucian mean?

Lucian Pronunciation of Lucian [lu-cian] as a boys' name is pronounced LOO-shun. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucian is "light". Variant of Lucius. Saint Lucian of Antioch (fourth century) was a noted scholar. Artist Lucian Freud; opera celebrity Luciano Pavarotti.

Associated with: light (bright), saint, scholar (philosopher).

Variations

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

Affiliated boy names: Loukas and Luke.

Creative forms:
(male) Lacian, Loucian, ..

(female) Luciania, Lucianta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lucian Yandel (L.Y.), ..

How popular is Lucian?

Lucian is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#60230 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Lucian for boys. Lucian reached its peak position of #373 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #634. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Lucian and affiliated names. Luke (#28 from recent data), Luciano (#538), Lucien (#1157), Lucius (#1299) and Lucio (#1714) are the prominent variation forms of Lucian (#634 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Lucian were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2014 (usage of 0.62%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.61%, 1%), but with the form Lucius becoming somewhat dated. Luke is more universally found than the rest, although Luciano appears to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucian, Luciano, Lucien, Lucio, Lucius, Luke in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ardian, Arian, Auban, Bivian, Bunyan, Cullan, Dacian, Darian, Davian, Declan, Dugan, Duggan, Duran, Dustan, Eilian, Eirian, Eunan, Evian, Favian, Finian, Furman, Gian, Gilian, Gracian, Gullan, Jacan, Jacian, Jorian, Juan, Julian, Julyan, Jurian, Juwan, Kilian, Laban, Lachlan, Lachman, Larran, Lasean, Lathan, Laurean, Laurian, Lavan, Lesean, Levin, Licio, Lin, Linn, Logan, Loucan, Loucas, Louccan, Lowman, Luano, Luc, Lucan, Lucas, Lucho, Luck, Lucky, Luis, Luiz, Lukan, Lukas, Lunn, Luvern, Midian, Mochan, Ninian, Rian, Stian, Suman, Vivian, Vyvian and Yucatan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lucian.

See names
in meaning and etymology.

[Top]