Given Name LUCIA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: loo-CHEE-a (Italian), loo-TSEE-a (German), LOO-tsya (German), LOO-shə (English), loo-SEE-ə (English), LOO-chya (Romanian), LOO-kee-a (Classical Latin)  [details]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
VARIANTS: Luce (Italian), Luzia (German), Lucinda, Lucy (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Lucetta, Lucilla (Italian), Lucilla (Ancient Roman)
MASCULINE FORMS: Lucio (Italian), Lucius (English), Loukios, Lucius (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Llúcia (Catalan), Luca, Lucija (Croatian), Lucie (Czech), Luus (Dutch), Lucie, Luce, Lucette, Lucile, Lucille, Lucinde (French), Luca (Hungarian), Lūcija (Latvian), Luus (Limburgish), Lucinda (Literature), Liucija (Lithuanian), Łucja, Lucja (Polish), Lúcia, Lucinda, Luzia (Portuguese), Liùsaidh (Scottish), Lucija (Slovene), Lucía, Lucila (Spanish), Lleucu (Welsh)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017