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Meaning & History

Roman family name which was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS. Lucianus (or Λουκιανος in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.
Feminine FormLuciana
Other Languages & CulturesLoukianos Ancient Greek Luken Basque Lucijan Croatian Lucian English Lucien French Luciano Italian Łucjan, Lucjan Polish Luciano Portuguese Lucian Romanian Luciano Spanish


Engraving of Lucian of Samosata by William Faithorne (17th century)Engraving of Lucian of Samosata by William Faithorne (17th century)
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute