Comments for the name Lucius

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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 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

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