Girl Names baby nameLucy

What does the name Lucy mean?

The different meanings of the name Lucy are:
  • Latin meaning: Light
  • French meaning: Light
  • English meaning: Light
  • American meaning: Bringer of light
The meaning of the name “Lucy” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: Lucy is a feminine name that comes from the Latin name Lucia or Lucie, a female form of the masculine name Lucius. It carries the meanings "as of light", "born at dawn", or "of light complexion". While this is mainly a given name, it can also be used as a surname in some English-speaking countries such as the UK, Australia, and Canada.

Lucy can be used as a full name, or as a nickname for names such as: Lucille, Lucinda, Lucine, Lucasta, Lucetta or Lucretia. Oddly, it is also used in Russia as a nickname for Tatyana. St Lucy was a Christian martyr, very little is known of her actual life, but various legends have sprung up about her, mainly based upon the meaning of her name. St Lucy's Day is on the 13th December; in Scandinavia it marks the beginning of the Christmas season.

The name Lucy can also be spelled as Lucie, Luci, and Luce, although the name form of Lucy is the most popular form worldwide. Variations of the name exist, especially within other languages, such as Luus, Lucija, Lucilla, Luca, Lucila, Lucinda, Luzia, Lucja, Lucille, Lucette, and Lucinde. While Lucy is not commonly shorted, the nicknames Loo, Lu, Lu-lu, or Cia can be found to be used in some countries.

The popularity of the name Lucy has gone up and down a few times in its recorded history. For example, it was rated as the 44th most popular name in the US in 1880, never leaving the top 100 most popular baby girl names until 1925. It entered the list again in 2010 and climbed to 62nd most popular in 2014 in the US. In 2014, it was ranked as the 9th most popular baby girl name in Ireland, with Northern Ireland and Scotland ranking it at 8th most popular. In New Zealand, Lucy was ranked the 19th most popular baby girl name in 2014. England and Wales ranked it as the 30th most popular and Canada ranked it as the 33rd most popular.

Famous people and celebrities that are also named Lucy include Lucy Hale, an actress; actress Lucille Ball - famous for her 'I love Lucy' TV show, Lucy Fry, an actress; Lucy Spraggan, a singer; Lucy Pinder, a model; Lucy Bronze, a soccer player, actress Lucy Liu and 'Anne of Green Gables' author Lucy Maud Montgomery.