What does Lucien mean?
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, with the suffix -en, of Lucian (Latin): form of Lucius. Lucien is also a variant of Luke (Greek).
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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)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Lucien for boys. Lucien reached its highest position of #515 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #1220 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Lucien and corresponding names. Lucas (#19 a year ago), Luke (#28), Luciano (#568), Lucian (#608), Lucius (#1385), Luc (#1742), Lucio (#1773) and Lucky are the popular related forms of Lucien (#1220 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lucianus, are uncommon. These forms of Lucien were favored as baby names in 2014 (average #1038), 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.
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.