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 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).
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).