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 #1157 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the ranking of the boy name Lucien and corresponding 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.
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