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PronouncedPron.loo-CHEE-a Italian
loo-TSEE-a German
LOO-tsya German
LOO-shə English
loo-SEE-ə English
LOO-chya Romanian
LOO-kee-a Classical Latin

Meaning & History

Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
VariantsLuce Italian Luzia German Lucinda, Lucy English
DiminutivesLucetta, Lucilla Italian Lucilla Ancient Roman
Masculine FormsLucio Italian Lucius English Loukios, Lucius Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesLlúcia Catalan Luca, Lucija Croatian Lucie Czech Luus Dutch Lucie, Luce, Lucette, Lucile, Lucille, Lucinde French Luca Hungarian Lūcija Latvian Luus Limburgish Lucinda Literature Liucija Lithuanian Łucja, Lucja Polish Lúcia, Lucinda, Luzia Portuguese Liùsaidh Scottish Lucija Slovene Lucía, Lucila Spanish Lleucu Welsh
Same SpellingLúcia, Lucía
User SubmissionLúcía


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute