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).
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 popularity of Lucien for boys. Lucien reached its highest position of #519 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list currently. (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 and Luc are the popular related forms of Lucien rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Luck, are uncommon. These forms of Lucien were favored as baby names in 2014 (average #603), except for the forms Lucien and Lucius which have become less fashionable. Luke is more familiar than the rest, though Lucas is currently higher in the list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Damien, Dorien, Fabien, Hutten, Julien, Lacie, Laiken, Laken, Laren, Lathen, Linden, Logen, Lorin, Loucan, Louccan, Lucan, Luce, Lucho, Lukan, Luther, Luvern, Lynden, Rien, Ruben and Tycen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lucien.