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Lucius (I pronounce it loo-C-us) sounds like such a strong, powerful name and I really like it.
PhoenixPhire  1/20/2005
It is also pronounced LOO-see-us. [noted -ed]
Randee15  2/20/2005
I have this name. The statistics on this website show it not being used in 1974, when I was born. I hate the name, got teased all the time becuse of how it is pronounced, and my parents pronounced it as Lucas. So eventually I will get it changed legally probably.
lukebee  4/12/2005
Famous bearer of this name is Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter books (Lucius is the father of Draco, Harry's enemy at Hogwarts).
svkempe  4/25/2005
I love this name. I am going to call my baby it if it is little boy.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2005
I think Lucius is pronounced like that: LOO-see-us.
Enomis  6/24/2005
Yuuuuuuuuuk! I really don't like this name at all, it reminds me of Lucifer! In my mind it is the first or middle name of some really horrible, dodgy fellow.
Laleroc  7/5/2005
In an urban setting, you're bound to hear: "LOO - shuss".

I don't like that pronunciation. (Just keepin' it real...)
laguna3dguy  7/21/2005
I like the name Lucius. Yes, it does sound like Lucifer, but I as long as you're aware of the difference, I think it's alright. I'd pronounce it as (Loo-shuss). And I live in a rural area, not an urban area.
Kae Kae  7/26/2005
Personally I like the name Lucius. It was my great-grandfather's name and it'll be my son's middle name. I don't think it sounds like Lucifer, it's only got the first three letters.
rsyn  11/29/2005
This is one of my favourite male names! I feel this is a strong and proud name.
purplesheep  11/30/2005
A "famous bearer", if you'd like, was the character 'Lucius' (played by Spencer Treat Clark) in the film "Gladiator" (starring Russel Crowe & Joaquin Phoenix). He was the nephew of 'Commodus' (Phoenix), son of 'Lucilla' (Connie Nielsen).
― Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Lucius is my first name and I am Lucius III - named for my father and great grandfather who was from New England; my father was born in Conneticut in '41 and I in Tennessee in '65 - I have met less than 5 outside my family that have this first name and know of only a couple more. I must admit it has grown on me over the years and it's pretty distinctive, though people shorten it for their convenience.
Lucius  3/3/2006
I've always thought that this name is such a strong, noble name, despite it's current unpopularity. (Well, when it's pronounced the proper Latin way loo-CEE-us.) In fact, my husband and I are naming our kid this when he's born in July, with Luc as a nickname.
alimagmel  3/21/2006
Lucius comes from the Latin derivitive "lux" which means "light" this is true. However "Lucius", "Lucian", and particularly "Lucien" actually, literally translates as "light bearer" or in the case of "Lucien", literally "bearer of light".
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Here is another "little known fact" about the name "Lucius". Its "root" as "lux" meaning "light" is the same "root" as "Lucian" and "Lucien" and "Lucifer". The "LUCI..." "part" of the word is the "English translation" of the Latin root "lux". However only "Lucien" and "Lucifer" are so closely synonomous. They both literally translate to "bearer of light". So those of you who have another way of spelling it can RELAX. Your spelling ONLY actually "translates" to "lux", which as you all know NOW is "light".
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
While you're spot on with being derived from 'lux', the 'Luci' bit is not quite the English translation - I think the Romans would have been unimpressed with the suggestion that they were using a not-yet-invented-language for one of their most common names. :) Luc(xx) is the basis for conjugation, e.g. the genitive is "lucis". Nevermind all this though, it's a lovely name either way.
cosmicpotato  5/20/2006
English wasn't 'invented'. No one said, 'hmm, I'd like to create my own language, and call it "English."' That sounds like a bit of a jab to me, like Latin is this magnificent language that's been going on forever and then someone decided to come up with English one day. Technically English could not be said to exist before the fifth century, but it was certainly in development before, as the Germanic languages spoken by the Angles and Saxons who settled on the island.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2007
Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa, later Lucius Julius Caesar was the grandson of Augustus. He died when he was seventeen, supposedly poisoned.
Cardwitch  5/7/2006
Lucius Malfoy, father of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter books. Wow, Jo really went all out on the scary sounding names, didn't she?
patchworkgirl  5/19/2006
Lucius was the name of Joaquin Phoenix's character in the film "The Village". They said Loo-shuss, which is how I would pronounce it too.
emeraldstar  7/26/2006
In HBO's television series Rome, one of the primary characters is named Lucius Vorenus.
eostre  8/3/2006
Lucius is a beautiful name. It reminds me of Lucifer, as someone else previously said, but I love that name as well. Lucifer was not the devil, as most believe - it was the name of the most loved angel in Heaven. The angel later rebelled, and was thrown out of Heaven - yet then his name was taken from him, and he was known as Satan.

Lucius is a beautiful name, flowing and smooth.
Emmasj  9/18/2006
No offense intended to anyone, but for me personally I don't like the sound of this name.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2006
I think the Malfoy connection is going to be too strong for at least another generation or so for this name to be viable for a kid.
Marauder  11/9/2006
Lucius was one of the more common Roman praenomina. There was a Lucius Julius Caesar (a consul before the more famous Gaius), Lucius Licinius Crassus, Lucius Licinius Lucullus, Lucius Aemilius Paulus, the young Lucius Caesar and many others.
kateyvic  11/21/2006
Harry Potter and the enemy Lucius Malfoy aside, Lucius is a good, solid sounding name that is a bit different from all the Lukes and Lucas that there are.
Missy  12/8/2006
Lucius (pronounced LOO-shus) is a GORGEOUS and HANDSOME name for both a little boy, and a man, and it is absolutely perfect. I would totally name my son Lucius. I don't really get the bad association from Lucius Malfoy. Personally, I think he is a great character. It's a story and movie. Plus, I think the actor, Jason Isaacs who plays Malfoy (Draco's father) is a hottie. I think this is a cute association, but I am sure I am in the minority. Just because you name your kid Lucius, does NOT mean he will turn into a Mud-blood hating a-hole. Hot a-hole might I add. ;)
Sarah Elizabeth  12/30/2006
I love this name. It has the coolest sound to it. I think it's unfortunate that everyone will associate it with Lucius Malfoy. I mean, I think he's a cool character, but you don't want to have all of your friends pitying your child either.
YMPvt  3/11/2007
It's stupid that people think that others will associate this name with Harry Potter. Especially since it's not an extremely rare name. It's like saying every girl named Paula is going to be thought of and expected to be just like Paula Abdul. I mean, really. I hate Harry Potter but I would still name my son this. It's a wonderful name no matter which way you say it too.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2007
I like this name a lot. My brother-in-law wants to name his first-born son Lucius, but my sister doesn't want any of her children to have this name. I think she's insane, because it's a beautiful and strong name.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2007
In ancient Roman Lucius was actually pronounced with a K, SH or S.
LouisLovePower  10/26/2007
C's were pronounced like K's in ancient Rome, not like S's or as a 'sh'. That would be Medieval Latin.
― Anonymous User  1/31/2011
My boyfriend's name is Lucious, this is the closest spelling. When he first introduced himself he used the name Luke, when I asked his whole name I almost melted at the sound of it. Lucious is the most beautiful name I have ever heard.
Meghan222  11/2/2007
I never expected to like this name, as I first heard it as the name of Lucius Malfoy, a highly unpleasant character, and also, it sounds somewhat like "Lucifer". However, I now quite like it. The meaning, "light", is good and powerful. I originally thought this name was pronounced "LOO-see-uss", and then "LOO-shee-uss", but I think the correct pronunciation is "LOO-shuss". The name also sounds similar to "luscious".
Luanna  1/9/2008
I really like this name. It's so strong, beautiful and sophisticated. I really don't mind the connection with the character Lucius Malfoy who, after all, is deliciously evil.

I think that if you give your son a name as gorgeous as Lucius you shouldn't give him stupid nicknames.
Katrine  3/13/2008
I pronounce this name like (LOU-shus said very fast and just moving your tongue and no lips.) This came to be when my freind had to read a line as the person Lucius in Julius Ceasar. Ever since I can't say it a different way lol.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2008
One of the most famous Cavaliers of the English Civil war had this name. He was Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland (c1610 – 20 September 1643), politician, soldier, and author. He died in battle, having, in despair, deliberately ridden his horse towards a gap in the hedge, exposing himself to enemy fire.
Jonquil  10/26/2008
I don't even care about the Harry Potter character. It's an ugly name, and I prefer Lucian anyway. This sounds like a name that upper-class people in the Victorian era would choose for their son. And the spelling Lucious gets on my nerves even more, since it's one letter away from "luscious".
bananarama  11/28/2008
Despite it's nice meaning and associations with saints and Roman statesmen, I cannot like this name. I guess growing up in the Harry-Potter generation has something to do with it, but I also just dislike the sound of it. It sounds like hissing when you pronounce it LOO-cee-us and like a sneeze when you pronounce it LOO-shus. Also, it feels very dated for this day and age. I much prefer Luke and Lucien.
britto08  10/14/2009
Lucius (Lucien LaCroix in modern times) is the main vampire antagonist and the one who brought across the main hero, Nick, in the '90s TV series "Forever Knight". He was originally a Roman general before he became a vampire.
gala  1/15/2010
Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight."
Liesl  10/4/2010
Lucius (pronounced loo-see-us) is actually a pretty cool name despite the Harry Potter character. He sort of ruined the name for people who are very familiar with Harry Potter. Other than that, I like this name a lot. It seems formal and upperclass and seems as if it could be used on a child or an adult. I really dislike the pronunciation of loo-shus, though.
PrincessLeia  6/14/2011
Lucius Tadius da Lucca is a Caerdicci nobleman in the Kushiel's Legacy series.
Nisha  7/19/2011
Be aware that if you use this name but with the spelling Lucious, that there is a possibility it will confused with the word "luscious" (LUSH-us). I had a male boss several years ago with the first name Lucious, and when people would call for him (& didn't know his gender), they would often ask for "Ms. Luscious Lastname".
Isla  7/24/2011
This name creeps me out because Lucius is the son of Lucifer.
FirdawZ  10/29/2012
This name would sound evil even if it wasn't the name of a bad guy in Harry potter.
― Anonymous User  4/18/2013
I really like the name Lucius (pronounced Lu-shus). I'm 12 weeks pregnant with my first baby and when going through a list of names this one really popped out at me, and when suggesting it to my partner I get the reply "Yes women! I have suggested this before you even got pregnant"... technically we still don't know what we are having yet though lol :)
Pipila  7/9/2013
The name Lucius was given to 117 baby boys born in the US in 2012. I can't imagine an actual person with this name.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Our son's name is Lucius. And I don't know where anyone got the idea that the devils sons name is Lucius. The only 'son' mentioned to the devil is Memmnon. The name Lucius has been around longer than there has been a bible.
Frootie  5/17/2014
My husband and I love this name, and will name our child this if we are having a boy. I was never into Harry Potter and had no idea there was a character with this name until I read these comments, and I still don't care! Name preferences are so personal, and this one really works for us. I also love all Luc variations, like Lucien, Lucas, etc. I like that if the child does not identify with the name, he could use a more common nickname.
absullivan  8/29/2015
It's unusual, but very intriguing. Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter is bad, but also incredibly sexy and handsome.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2015
It's a very strong sounding name. Reminds me of a stiff necked, no-nonsense army general for some reason.
The only problem I have with this name is the potential for somebody to shorten it down to Lucy. Whatever kid that has this name must have a tough time on the playground.
TheAnonimy  12/21/2015
This is the name of Tom Felton's character in the 2016 Christian drama film, "Risen". The film is the story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the film, Lucius is a young Roman soldier. Funny coincidence that in the "Harry Potter" films, Lucius was Tom Felton's character, Draco's, father. I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and of Tom Felton, so I picked up on this immediately ;)
THErockLady  3/11/2016
The name Lucius was given to 136 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Some have the impression that Lucius is Satan's son because there is a video game where you play as a boy named Lucius, who is the son of the devil, and you kill people to get in Satan's good favors and to become powerful.
TawnyL  6/23/2016
My daughter was named Lucie in 2001. This summer she came out as transgender. His friends decided his name would be Lucas (not what I would have named a son). His dad and I started calling him Lucius and we all think it suits him. Also, his middle name is Raeven; perfect for our little goth.
Aunt Stuce  9/11/2016
I love this name so much, and I pronounce it Loo-C-is, I plan to use this name for my first born son (If I have one) my mother, brother and cousin think it sounds too much like Lucifer (I do see their point) but Lucius means light and Lucifer is, well, the devil's name. I like the nickname Luci, but something tells me it might lead him to get bullied so, I'll choose two middle names that he can go by if he chooses to.
Claudex  8/9/2017
Lucius has always been a named I loved. It sounds unique, sophisticated, it actually means 'light', and would definitely be the name I'd use if I ever have a son. I will always pronounce it Loo-see-us as Loo-shus just sounds odd to me. It's a shame that it's been tarnished over the years with people always associating it with evil characters in games (Lucius the game where you play as Satan's son and go around murdering people) and books (Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter) *Sigh*
― Anonymous User  4/12/2018

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