Lucy Name Meaning

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Fact: Saint Lucy, an early Christian martyr, is a popular figure associated with the name.

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A Deep Dive

Lucy Overview

Meaning

Light

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

From the Latin word “lux.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈluːsi/

Popularity

At 48th name ranking in America in 2022.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Popular, Vintage, Classic, Cute, Short

Associated Traits

Bright, clear, guiding, friendly

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Lucy is revered in Christian contexts, particularly due to Saint Lucy, a martyr whose name symbolizes light.

Name Day

December 13th
A Deep Dive

Lucy Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Lucia, Lucille, Luciana, Lucie, Luz, Lucinda, Lucetta, Luzia, Lucienne, Luziana

Common Nicknames

Lulu, Lula, Lulu Bear, CeeCee

Diminutives

Lu, Luce, Lucie, Lia, Luc

Famous People

  • Lucy Liu
    (Actress)
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
    (Author)
  • Lucy Hale
    (Actress)
  • Lucy Boynton
    (Actress)
  • Lucy Lawless
    (Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Lucy Whitmore
    ("50 First Dates," Film)
  • Lucy Pevensie
    ("The Chronicles of Narnia," Book Series)
  • Lucy Ricardo
    ("I Love Lucy," TV Show)
  • Lucy
    ("Lucy," Film)
  • Lucy van Pelt
    ("Peanuts," Comic Strip)

Places

  • St. Lucy Parish
    (Barbados)
  • Port Saint Lucie City
    (Florida, USA)
  • Lucy Island
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Lucy Stone Park
    (Massachusetts, USA)
  • Lucy Neighborhood
    (Tennessee, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Lucy?

The name Lucy means “light.” It comes from the Latin word “lux,” which directly translates to light. This name often symbolizes brightness, clarity, and guidance.

What Is the Origin of The Name Lucy?

Lucy has Latin origins, derived from the word “lux.”

It became popular in Christian contexts, especially due to Saint Lucy, a revered Christian martyr whose name means “light.”

Lucy Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Lucy in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#472021#482022#402023
Top 3 Rankings#402023#441880#441881

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Lucy

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202340
(+8 from 2022)
4858
(+421 from 2022)
0.27773
202248
(-1 from 2021)
4437
(-13 from 2021)
0.24745
202147
(+3 from 2020)
4450
(+85 from 2020)
0.24839
202050
(-2 from 2019)
4365
(-108 from 2019)
0.24693
201948
(+3 from 2018)
4473
(+96 from 2018)
0.24378
201851
(+1 from 2017)
4377
(-226 from 2017)
0.23537
201752
(+3 from 2016)
4603
No change from 2016
0.24365
201655
No change from 2015
4603
(+50 from 2015)
0.23777
201555
(+6 from 2014)
4553
(+255 from 2014)
0.23338
201461
(+5 from 2013)
4298
(+350 from 2013)
0.21970
201366
No change from 2012
3948
(+131 from 2012)
0.20481
201266
(+7 from 2011)
3817
(+114 from 2011)
0.19681
201173
(+2 from 2010)
3703
(+69 from 2010)
0.19110
201075
(+26 from 2009)
3634
(+454 from 2009)
0.18534
2009101
(+11 from 2008)
3180
(+107 from 2008)
0.15703
2008112
(+23 from 2007)
3073
(+502 from 2007)
0.14754
2007135
(+18 from 2006)
2571
(+312 from 2006)
0.12147
2006153
(+19 from 2005)
2259
(+295 from 2005)
0.10806
2005172
(+31 from 2004)
1964
(+324 from 2004)
0.09677
2004203
(+17 from 2003)
1640
(+165 from 2003)
0.08128
2003220
(+39 from 2002)
1475
(+264 from 2002)
0.07351
2002259
(+47 from 2001)
1211
(+170 from 2001)
0.06132
2001306
(+18 from 2000)
1041
(+61 from 2000)
0.05255
2000324
(+40 from 1999)
980
(+165 from 1999)
0.04910
1999364
(+28 from 1998)
815
(+115 from 1998)
0.04186
1998392
(-14 from 1997)
700
No change from 1997
0.03611
1997378
(+27 from 1996)
700
(+53 from 1996)
0.03666
1996405
(+40 from 1995)
647
(+71 from 1995)
0.03375
1995445
(+27 from 1994)
576
(+40 from 1994)
0.02998
1994472
(+8 from 1993)
536
(+12 from 1993)
0.02750
1993480
(-6 from 1992)
524
(+3 from 1992)
0.02658
1992474
(-3 from 1991)
521
No change from 1991
0.02599
1991471
(-22 from 1990)
521
(-30 from 1990)
0.02562
1990449
(-3 from 1989)
551
(+7 from 1989)
0.02682
1989446
(-4 from 1988)
544
(+30 from 1988)
0.02731
1988442
(-2 from 1987)
514
(+9 from 1987)
0.02673
1987440
(-11 from 1986)
505
(+4 from 1986)
0.02694
1986429
(+20 from 1985)
501
(+14 from 1985)
0.02715
1985449
(+30 from 1984)
487
(+61 from 1984)
0.02638
1984479
(+3 from 1983)
426
(+16 from 1983)
0.02362
1983482
(-24 from 1982)
410
(-56 from 1982)
0.02291
1982458
(+27 from 1981)
466
(+32 from 1981)
0.02569
1981485
(-5 from 1980)
434
(-5 from 1980)
0.02427
1980480
(+56 from 1979)
439
(+89 from 1979)
0.02465
1979536
(+52 from 1978)
350
(+59 from 1978)
0.02031
1978588
(-24 from 1977)
291
(-20 from 1977)
0.01770
1977564
(-50 from 1976)
311
(-35 from 1976)
0.01891
1976514
(+16 from 1975)
346
(+20 from 1975)
0.02201
1975530
(-59 from 1974)
326
(-58 from 1974)
0.02089
1974471
(+29 from 1973)
384
(+36 from 1973)
0.02452
1973500
(-50 from 1972)
348
(-67 from 1972)
0.02239
1972450
(+19 from 1971)
415
(-11 from 1971)
0.02574
1971469
(-31 from 1970)
426
(-78 from 1970)
0.02431
1970438
(-47 from 1969)
504
(-77 from 1969)
0.02751
1969391
(-52 from 1968)
581
(-88 from 1968)
0.03296
1968339
(-3 from 1967)
669
(-18 from 1967)
0.03913
1967336
(-13 from 1966)
687
(-67 from 1966)
0.04002
1966323
(-16 from 1965)
754
(-116 from 1965)
0.04294
1965307
(-8 from 1964)
870
(-80 from 1964)
0.04761
1964299
(+3 from 1963)
950
(+16 from 1963)
0.04853
1963302
(-14 from 1962)
934
(-75 from 1962)
0.04698
1962288
(-9 from 1961)
1009
(-76 from 1961)
0.04978
1961279
(-12 from 1960)
1085
(-45 from 1960)
0.05224
1960267
(-14 from 1959)
1130
(-76 from 1959)
0.05433
1959253
(-12 from 1958)
1206
(-46 from 1958)
0.05802
1958241
(-13 from 1957)
1252
(-99 from 1957)
0.06061
1957228
(-6 from 1956)
1351
(-11 from 1956)
0.06439
1956222
(-7 from 1955)
1362
(-42 from 1955)
0.06613
1955215
(-14 from 1954)
1404
(-127 from 1954)
0.07003
1954201
(-1 from 1953)
1531
(-34 from 1953)
0.07690
1953200
(+3 from 1952)
1565
(+150 from 1952)
0.08111
1952203
(+13 from 1951)
1415
(+146 from 1951)
0.07440
1951216
(-9 from 1950)
1269
(-20 from 1950)
0.06870
1950207
(-12 from 1949)
1289
(-108 from 1949)
0.07330
1949195
(+7 from 1948)
1397
(+55 from 1948)
0.07958
1948202
No change from 1947
1342
(+20 from 1947)
0.07701
1947202
(-8 from 1946)
1322
(+86 from 1946)
0.07272
1946194
(-16 from 1945)
1236
(+90 from 1945)
0.07663
1945178
(+1 from 1944)
1146
(-62 from 1944)
0.08513
1944179
(-3 from 1943)
1208
(-108 from 1943)
0.08840
1943176
(-3 from 1942)
1316
(-19 from 1942)
0.09168
1942173
(-17 from 1941)
1335
(-109 from 1941)
0.09601
1941156
(-2 from 1940)
1444
(+62 from 1940)
0.11589
1940154
No change from 1939
1382
(-27 from 1939)
0.11699
1939154
No change from 1938
1409
(-18 from 1938)
0.12424
1938154
(-3 from 1937)
1427
(-23 from 1937)
0.12502
1937151
(-4 from 1936)
1450
(+4 from 1936)
0.13160
1936147
(-6 from 1935)
1446
(-64 from 1935)
0.13419
1935141
(-7 from 1934)
1510
(-137 from 1934)
0.13894
1934134
(-5 from 1933)
1647
(-100 from 1933)
0.15217
1933129
(-1 from 1932)
1747
(-82 from 1932)
0.16701
1932128
(-2 from 1931)
1829
(+2 from 1931)
0.16533
1931126
(-7 from 1930)
1827
(-294 from 1930)
0.16553
1930119
(-4 from 1929)
2121
(-7 from 1929)
0.18183
1929115
(-3 from 1928)
2128
(-193 from 1928)
0.18384
1928112
No change from 1927
2321
(-221 from 1927)
0.19414
1927112
(-6 from 1926)
2542
(-3 from 1926)
0.20559
1926106
(-4 from 1925)
2545
(-221 from 1925)
0.20688
1925102
(-4 from 1924)
2766
(-212 from 1924)
0.21899
192498
(-6 from 1923)
2978
(-24 from 1923)
0.22984
192392
(+1 from 1922)
3002
(+25 from 1922)
0.23969
192293
No change from 1921
2977
(-180 from 1921)
0.23862
192193
(+1 from 1920)
3157
(+139 from 1920)
0.24669
192094
(-3 from 1919)
3018
(+11 from 1919)
0.24260
191991
(-1 from 1918)
3007
(-101 from 1918)
0.25599
191890
(-3 from 1917)
3108
(+179 from 1917)
0.25849
191787
(-3 from 1916)
2929
(+52 from 1916)
0.26066
191684
(-5 from 1915)
2877
(+63 from 1915)
0.26499
191579
(-6 from 1914)
2814
(+516 from 1914)
0.27484
191473
(+3 from 1913)
2298
(+442 from 1913)
0.28847
191376
(+2 from 1912)
1856
(+220 from 1912)
0.28340
191278
(-1 from 1911)
1636
(+327 from 1911)
0.27884
191177
(-2 from 1910)
1309
(+26 from 1910)
0.29628
191075
(-4 from 1909)
1283
(+108 from 1909)
0.30582
190971
(+2 from 1908)
1175
(+57 from 1908)
0.31921
190873
(-5 from 1907)
1118
(-34 from 1907)
0.31535
190768
(+1 from 1906)
1152
(+75 from 1906)
0.34140
190669
(-3 from 1905)
1077
(-55 from 1905)
0.34361
190566
No change from 1904
1132
(+46 from 1904)
0.36532
190466
(+2 from 1903)
1086
(+96 from 1903)
0.37136
190368
(-3 from 1902)
990
(-75 from 1902)
0.35586
190265
(-4 from 1901)
1065
(+86 from 1901)
0.37991
190161
No change from 1900
979
(-267 from 1900)
0.38509
190061
(-1 from 1899)
1246
(+228 from 1899)
0.39215
189960
(-1 from 1898)
1018
(-126 from 1898)
0.41133
189859
(+2 from 1897)
1144
(+160 from 1897)
0.41730
189761
(-2 from 1896)
984
(-90 from 1896)
0.39633
189659
(+2 from 1895)
1074
(+58 from 1895)
0.42620
189561
(-4 from 1894)
1016
(-61 from 1894)
0.41116
189457
(-1 from 1893)
1077
(+41 from 1893)
0.45641
189356
(-1 from 1892)
1036
(-21 from 1892)
0.45997
189255
(-2 from 1891)
1057
(+113 from 1891)
0.46996
189153
No change from 1890
944
(-29 from 1890)
0.48025
189053
(+1 from 1889)
973
(+80 from 1889)
0.48249
188954
(-3 from 1888)
893
(-71 from 1888)
0.47194
188851
No change from 1887
964
(+153 from 1887)
0.50885
188751
(-1 from 1886)
811
(-6 from 1886)
0.52180
188650
(+2 from 1885)
817
(+106 from 1885)
0.53144
188552
(-5 from 1884)
711
(-76 from 1884)
0.50089
188447
(+1 from 1883)
787
(+124 from 1883)
0.57201
188348
(-2 from 1882)
663
(-10 from 1882)
0.55222
188246
(-2 from 1881)
673
(+62 from 1881)
0.58171
188144
No change from 1880
611
(+21 from 1880)
0.61808
188044
First SSA data recorded
590
First SSA data recorded
0.60448

American States Popularity Rankings for Lucy

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

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California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#782021#832022#732023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#822021#932022#642023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#432021#362022#152023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#542021#582022#442023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#472021#482022#352023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#452021#402022#352023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#402021#312022#262023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#602021#642022#442023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#412021#182022#172023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#572021#392022#392023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#662021#712022#622023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#462021#562022#262023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#312021#372022#322023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#312021#382022#252023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#862021#912022#942023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#422021#312022#292023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#372021#362022#302023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#582021#502022#262023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#112021#172022#142023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#702021#432022#392023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#252021#282022#382023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#72021#72022#52023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#322021#182022#262023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#322021#252022#222023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#382021#372022#332023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#582021#882022#542023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#682021#562022#382023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1892021#1272022#542023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#472021#502022#392023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1562021#662022#622023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#962021#952022#1222023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#752021#732022#512023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#432021#332022#292023

Kansas (KS)

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Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#412021#292022#552023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#252021#282022#102023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#682021#442022#372023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#282021#872022#162023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#162021#282022#142023

District of Columbia (DC)

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New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#282021#342022#182023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#602021#442022#512023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#432021#222022#302023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1082021#692022#902023

Montana (MT)

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North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#432021#242022#382023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#392021#322022#142023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#952021#352022#332023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#512021#512022#622023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#562020#102021#662023

Popularity Rankings for Lucy in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#62021#162022#142023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#122021#232022#392023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#162021#202022#212023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#182021#182022#202023

Popularity in Medieval England

Medieval England flagMedieval England#261377-1381

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#302021#432022#432023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#512021#472022#382023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#612019#692020#852021

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#952021#1032022#1172023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1042020#1362021#1382022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#1332020#1382021#1252022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1312015#1512016#1672017

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1692016#1972017#1832020

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1751973#1831974#1961975

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2352023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#2372022#3132023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3602020#2512021#2672022

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#2732021#2712022#3222023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3322020#3922022#3452023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Lucy a Name for Boys or Girls?

Lucy remains predominantly feminine. It also has a few variations, such as Lucius for boys.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Lucy

  • Lucia
  • Lucille
  • Luciana
  • Lucie
  • Luz
  • Lucinda
  • Lucetta
  • Luzia
  • Lucienne
  • Luziana
  • Lulu
  • Lula
  • Lulu Bear
  • CeeCee
  • Luce
  • Lucie
  • Lia
  • Lu
  • Luc

Lucy in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Lucy Liu (Actress, born 1968): An American actress known for her roles in "Kill Bill" and "Elementary."
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery (Author, 1874–1942): A Canadian author famous for the "Anne of Green Gables" series.
  • Lucy Hale (Actress, born 1989): An American actress and singer known for her role in "Pretty Little Liars."
  • Lucy Boynton (Actress, born 1994): A British-American actress known for her role in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
  • Lucy Lawless (Actress, born 1968): A New Zealand actress known for her role in "Xena: Warrior Princess."
  • Lucy Davis (Actress, born 1973): An English actress known for her role in "The Office" (UK).
  • Lucy Pinder (Model, born 1983): A British model and actress.
  • Lucy Bronze (Footballer, born 1991): An English professional footballer.
  • Lucy Punch (Actress, born 1977): A British actress known for her roles in "Bad Teacher" and "Into the Woods."
  • Lucy Worsley (Historian, born 1973): A British historian, author, curator, and television presenter.
  • Lucy Whitmore ("50 First Dates," 2004 Film): A character played by Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy.
  • Lucy Pevensie ("The Chronicles of Narnia," 1950 Book Series): A major character in C.S. Lewis's fantasy series.
  • Lucy Ricardo ("I Love Lucy," 1951 TV Show): The main character in the iconic American sitcom.
  • Lucy ("Lucy," 2014 Film): The main character played by Scarlett Johansson in the sci-fi action film.
  • Lucy van Pelt ("Peanuts," 1952 Comic Strip): A character in Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip.
  • Lucy Westenra ("Dracula," 1897 Novel): A character in Bram Stoker's classic horror novel.
  • Lucy Camden ("7th Heaven," 1996 TV Show): A character in the family drama series.
  • Lucy Stillman ("Assassin's Creed," 1988 Video Game Series): A character in the popular video game series.
  • Lucy Honeychurch ("A Room with a View," 1908 Novel): A character in E.M. Forster's novel.
  • St. Lucy Parish (Barbados): A parish located in the northern part of Barbados.
  • Port Saint Lucie City (Florida, USA): A city in the state of Florida.
  • Lucy Island (British Columbia, Canada): An island known for its natural beauty.
  • Lucy Stone Park (Massachusetts, USA): A park named after the famous suffragist Lucy Stone.
  • Lucy Neighborhood (Tennessee, USA): A small area in Shelby County, historically significant as an independent city before becoming part of Memphis.

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