What does Lucien mean?
Lucien /lu-cien/ [2 sylls.] 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).
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. during the years 1900-1909, 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), Lukas (#230), Luciano (#568), Lucian (#608), Luc and Lucius are the popular related forms of Lucien rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Lukyan are uncommon. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.4434%), except for the forms Lucien and Lucius which have become less fashionable. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Luciano (#568), Lucas (#19), Luke (#28), Lukas (#230) and Lucian (#608), and there is also a rebound in baby name popularity for Lucas, Lucian, Luciano and Luke. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Lucan. This name tends to be less commonly used than Lucien.