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Pronunciation ; French: 
Gender Female
Name day December 31
Word/name Latin
Meaning Light
Region of origin Latin
Other names
Related names Luci, Luce, Lucia, Lucie, Lucey, Lucio, Lucile, Luciana, Luciano, Lucinda, Luca
Popularity see popular names

Lucy is an English and French feminine given name derived from Latin masculine given name Lucius with the meaning as of light (born at dawn or daylight, maybe also shiny, or of light complexion). Alternative spellings are Luci, Luce, Lucie. Lucy is also an American, Australian, Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French surname.

The English Lucy surname is taken from the Norman language that was Latin-based and derives from place names in Normandy based on Latin male personal name Lucius. It was transmitted to England after the Norman Conquest in the 11th century (see also De Lucy).

Lucy is a very popular first name for women (#208 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9218 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)[1]


  • Feminine name variants 1
  • People 2
    • Surname 2.1
    • Given name 2.2
    • Fictional characters 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Feminine name variants



Given name

Fictional characters

See also


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