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What does Lucien mean?

Lucien Pronunciation of Lucien [lu-cien] as a name for boys is of Latin and Greek derivation, and the name Lucien means "light; from Lucanus". Lucien is a version of Lucian (Latin): form of Lucius. Lucien is also a variant of Luke (Greek).

Associated with: greek, light (bright).


10 related forms via Lucian, Luke: Luc, Lucas, Luciano, Lucianus, Lucio, Lucius, Lucjan, Luck, Lucky and Lukyan.

Creative forms:
(male) Lacien, Licien, ..


Middle name pairings:
Lucien Saad (L.S.), ..

How popular is Lucien?

Lucien is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#844 out of 1220, Top 69%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#21192 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lucien reached its highest position of #515 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #1157 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Lucas (#16 a year ago), Luke (#28), Luciano (#538), Lucian (#634), Lucius (#1299), Lucio (#1714), Luc (#1851) and Lucky are the popular related forms of Lucien (#1157 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lucianus, are uncommon. These forms of Lucien were favored as baby names in 2015 (average #1026), except for the form Lucius which has fallen out of fashion. Luke is more familiar than the rest, though Lucas is currently higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucien, Luc, Lucas, Lucian, Luciano in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucio, Lucius, Lucky, Luke in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adrien, Aicken, Arien, Auben, Auden, Austen, Brien, Cullen, Damien, Darien, Davien, Dorien, Dusten, Euen, Eugen, Fabien, Hutten, Jacen, Judsen, Julien, Jurgen, Justen, Lacey, Lacie, Laiken, Laken, Landen, Lanier, Laren, Larie, Larin, Larren, Larsen, Lathen, Lauren, Laurian, Laurie, Len, Levin, Licio, Lief, Lin, Linden, Linn, Lion, Litten, Locke, Logen, Loren, Lorin, Lorren, Loucan, Louccan, Louie, Lucan, Luce, Lucho, Luigi, Luis, Luiz, Lukan, Lunn, Luther, Luvern, Lynden, Lytten, Machen, Rien, Ruben, Rusten, Tycen, Vincien and Vivien. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lucien.

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