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What does Lucian mean?

Lucian \l(u)-cian\ as a boys' 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 variants: Luciano, Lucianus, Lucien, Lucio, Lucjan, Lukianos and Lukyan.

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


Lucian is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#22871 out of 88799, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lucian for boys. Lucian reached its peak position of #371 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #608. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Lucian and affiliated names. Luke (#28 last year), Luciano (#568), Lucien and Lucius are the prominent variation forms of Lucian (#608 last year) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Lucius and Lucien becoming less trendy. Luciano (#568), Luke (#28) and Lucian (#608) are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these, and there is a rebound in baby name popularity for Lucian, Luciano and Luke. (2014 Birth 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

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