Given Name LUGUS

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu (Welsh).
VARIANT: Lugos
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: , Lug, Lugh (Irish Mythology), Lleu, Llew (Welsh Mythology)

Categories

gods, light
Entry updated July 28, 2009