Name: Lucy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lucy

  • Meaning:
    Light
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  • Meaning:
    Light
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  • Meaning:
    Light
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (LOO see)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lucy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Lucy can be used as a full name, or as a nickname for names such as:

    Lucille
    Lucinda
    Lucine
    Lucia
    Lucasta
    Lucetta or
    Lucretia.

    Oddly, it is also used in Russia as a nickname for Tatyana.

    Whilst moderately popular in the US (it was ranked 152nd in 2006), Lucy is an extremely popular name in the UK. It regularly makes the top ten and was ranked 11th in 2007.

    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.

    Famous bearers include American actress Lucille Ball - famous for her 'I love Lucy' TV show, actress Lucy Liu and 'Anne of Green Gables' author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Similar Names to Lucy for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Lucy (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Lucy - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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