What does Lucien mean?
Lucien \l(u)-cien\ as a name for boys is of Latin and Greek derivation, and the name Lucien means "light; from Lucanus". Lucien is a derivative of Lucian (Latin): variant of Lucius. Lucien is also a variant of Luke (Greek).
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. 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.