Given Name LUCRETIA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "profit, wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.
MASCULINE FORM: Lucretius (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lucrèce (French), Lucrezia (Italian)
USER SUBMISSION: Lucreția

Categories

Charles Dickens characters, Code Geass characters, currently out of the US top 1000, first ladies of the USA, legend, Marcel Proust characters, martyrs, mythology, saints, song titles, Suikoden characters, victims, wealth
Entry updated December 27, 2009