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What does Lucius mean?

Lucius Pronunciation of Lucius [lu-cius] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and the name Lucius means "from Lucanus". Lucius is a version of Luke (Greek). See also Lucian.

Associated with: greek.


9 different relations via Luke: Luc, Lucas, Lucian, Lucien, Lucio, Luck, Lucky, Lukacs and Lukas.

1 feminine form: Lucy.

Creative forms:
(male) Lacius, Locius, ..


Middle name pairings:
Lucius Harris (L.H.), ..

How popular is Lucius?

Lucius is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1171 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#14409 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lucius reached its top position of #295 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1299. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucius name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucius outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Lucius (#1299 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are Lucas (#16 from recent data), Luke (#28), Lukas (#253), Lucian (#634), Lucien (#1157), Lucio (#1714), Luc (#1851) and Lucky. Other forms, like Luck, are uncommon. These forms of Lucius were at the height of their popularity 1 year ago (usage of 1.3%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 1.3%, 0.8%). Luke is more universally found than the rest, though Lucas has gained in popularity over time, while Lucius has become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucius, Luc, Lucas, Lucian, Lucien in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucio, Lucky, Lukas, Luke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lucas, Lukas, Luke outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arius, Caius, Dacius, Darius, Decimus, Delius, Fabius, Gaius, Gustus, Guus, Jarius, Julius, Junius, Justus, Lacie, Laurits (see Lawrence), Lewis, Lexis, Lexus, Licio, Linus, Loucas, Louis, Lucan, Luce, Lucho, Luciano, Lucianus, Lucjan, Lucretius, Lugus, Luigi, Luis, Luiz, Marius, Pius, Rochus, Ruffus, Rufous, Rufus, Sirius and Tacitus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lucius.