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pinWhat does Lucian mean?

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.


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

Affiliated boy names: Loukas and Luke.

Kreatif forms: Lacian, Leocian, Loucian. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity of Lucian for boys. Lucian reached its peak position of #371 in the U.S. in the 1880s, 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 2 years ago), Luciano (#568), Lucien and Lucius are the prominent variation forms of Lucian (#608 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. These forms of Lucian were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5118%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.3592%, 29.8%). Luke is more universally found than the rest, although Luciano appears to be becoming a favorite too, and Lucius has become less popular. (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.

pinSimilar Names

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