Lucia is really nice. I like almost all Lucy names and I seem to kind of go through phases when I either like Lucy or Lucia more. Lately I've been gravitating more towards Lucy, but Lucia is still a very lovely name and I can totally see why it would be more appealing to a lot of English speakers for whom Lucy may sound very standard and uninteresting. I actually think that just like one can use Lucy as a nickname for longer Luc- names (think Lucilla/Lucille, Luciana or even Lucretia etc.) so could be the case with Lucia, even though it doesn't sound as nickname-y as Lucy does. I really like the idea of Lucia being a nickname for Lucilla for example. My favourite pronunciation is most definitely Loo-SEE-ah, the way it's pronounced in Sweden. The Swedish feast of Saint Lucia is also one of my main associations with this name, the other very strong one is sister Lucia of Fatima. I think the Italian pronunciation Loo-CHEE-ah is very lovely too, and Luce (LOO-che) would be a cool nickname for this one. LOO-shuh is my least favourite, but I still like it far more than our Polishh Łucja. I think regardless of pronunciation, Lu, Lulu and Lula would be lovely nicknames, or even Lucy/Lucie though I suppose most Anglophone people use Lucia specifically because it's more interesting than Lucy so they wouldn't want Lucy as the nickname anyway.
Lucia is the middle name of Johanna Frostling from the Swedish pop duo Klara & Jag.
The standard Polish form of this name is Łucja, but Lucia has also had some use. Last year (2021) 3 baby girls were given this name. As of January of this year, there have been 487 Lucias in Poland. I think this name might be potentially even more confusing in Poland than in English-speaking countries pronunciation-wise, even though Polish is a phonetic language, or maybe actually because of it. Aside from the three pronunciations of Lucia that exist in English, I'd imagine a lot of Polish people would assume it's pronounced LOO-chah (where the ch sound is a bit softer than in the English and Italian pronunciation, and the ee sound is very short). Lucia pronounced this way also exists as a normal Polish nickname of names like Łucja or Lucyna, but also ones like Lutosława. A Lucia could celebrate her Polish name day together with Łucja/Lucja (4 March, 25 June, 6 July and 13 December), or perhaps with Lucyna (30 June), Lucjan (7 January, 13 June, 26 October) or Łucjan (26 October). I can see the nickname Lusia (pronounced LOO-shah) being used by Lucias who pronounce their name with the s or sh sound rather than ch.
I love this name. It's cute and short but still has maturity to it.
Prettier then Lucy!
I love it. It's so very nice and beautiful ❤❤.
There is a country in the Caribbean called Saint Lucia.
Utterly beautiful. I slightly prefer this to Lucy because it feels womanly as well as being sweet. My favourite pronunciation is Loo-see-ah :)
Pronounced Loo-key-a in Latin.
Also Provençal and Languedocian: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
St. Lucia Day is a Christian holiday celebrated in Sweden on December 13th.
Lucia is also Estonian. The name day for Lucia in Estonia is December 13.
Something about it turns me off. All the pronunciations are kinda awful.
B e a u t I f u l.
I like this name! Specifically pronounced either loo-see-a or loo-chee-a. It's a bit long, but a good nickname is Lulu. Another nickname is Lucy, but I really dislike the name.
Also very common in South America.Means "Light" in Latin.
I love my middle name, a twist on Lucy, which is so much more common and lifeless.
Also Slovene:
Also Corsican:
You'll find numerous bearers on social media.
Also Estonian:
Also pronounced as loo-CHEE-ə in English, luy-SEE-a in Dutch and Swedish, and loo-SEH-a in Danish.
Pronounced luy-SEE-ah in Swedish. [noted -ed]St. Lucy's Day (Luciadagen in Swedish and Norwegian, Luciadag in Danish) is celebrated in Scandinavia every year on December 13.
I like it best when it is pronounced with three syllables (SEE)
St Lucia Day is celebrated in Scandinavian countries on 13th December. It is celebrated by holding a candle and walking around in the dark whilst singing Santa Lucia. In Denmark, and I presume other countries, the tallest girl in the class is picked to be Lucia and she wears a wreath with candles on her head and a white gown whilst the rest of the class, also in white gowns holding a candle, follow her and sing the song.
I have a cousin with this name, pronounced Loo-Sha, and I find it very pretty. There is a girl in her school who spells it Loosha, which I don’t like. However, Lucia looks much prettier. I love the sound of this name and find it extremely unique.
Lucia is also the name of the heroine of La Bohème, which later became the inspiration for Rent. The character Lucia is more commonly known by her nickname Mimi, and only mentions her true name once, in her aria.
A fairly recent one: Lucia is the name of Satina's mother in the recent web series "Satina". Satina is a half-breed, as Lucia is a demon and her father, Dave, is a human.
Lucia is also celebrated in Romania on December 13.
Pronounced Lu - CHI - ah in Italian, though I really like the Spanish Lu - se - ah. Chia is a nice diminutive.
My Swedish cousin is named Lucia. She pronounces it Lu-sia, which I think is very beautiful. The day of Saint Lucia is one of few actively celebrated feasts in Sweden.
Much better than Lucy.
It's very pretty.
My full name is Lucia, but my friends have always called me Lulu. It can be little bit annoying because I pronounce it Loo-see-a, but where I'm from the most common pronunciation is Loo-sha. I've honestly just stopped trying to correct people. Still, it's a nice name and I personally like it.
Sounds very sweet, and the meaning is cute too!
Lucia Nader is a Brazilian social entrepreneur and human rights activist. She is currently a fellow with the Open Society Foundations, investigating how professional civil society organizations are dealing with trends of contemporary societies - a project called Solid Organizations in a Liquid World. She was, until December 2014, Executive Director of Conectas Human Rights. She holds a postgraduate degree in Development and International Organizations from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the Catholic University of São Paulo.
Lucia Liljegren is an American mechanical engineer who has worked at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. She is best known for her global warming/climate change blog The Blackboard, online since 2007. Professor Judith Curry, a climatologist at Georgia Tech, calls Lucia “probably the least controversial person in the climate blogosphere, because of her cheerfulness and sense of humor, honesty, and open mindedness.”.
Lucia Aniello is an American director, writer and producer best known for her work on Comedy Central's Broad City. She has directed and written episodes of Broad City, as well as the miniseries Time Traveling Bong and the 2017 film, Rough Night. Aniello resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and comedic partner Paul W. Downs, with whom she co-wrote Rough Night.
Lucia Caraballo Fabelo is a Spanish actress and dancer. Since 2006, at age seven, she has been active in the entertainment business world, after being accepted as a student at the Universidad Popular de Madrid, Tarugo Company.
Lucia Frederica Rijker is a Dutch professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress. Rijker was sometimes dubbed by the press "The Most Dangerous Woman in the World".
My name is Lucia (pronounced Lu SEE a) but I always get called Sia by my family and friends. I like the name and the way I pronounce it, but I really like being able to shorten it. Sia just flows and I will never go off the name. I highly recommend Lucia as a name to choose for a baby. Really cute! Some other ways to shorten it are Lusisiy, Lu, Luc, Lulu, Sisy, Si, and Lucylu.
Lucia Kimani is a Kenyan-born Bosnian long-distance runner who holds four Bosnian records over different distances.
Lucia Bosè is an Italian actress, who was at the height of her fame during the period of Italian Neorealism, the 1940s and 1950s. She is the mother of famous Spanish singer Miguel Bosé.
Here in Spain, where this name has topped the charts for quite a few years, we pronounce it Lou-THEE-a, which I find rather beautiful. I like it better than Lou-SEE-a, though I much prefer Lucy to LOU-thee. In fact, if my wife and I have a second daughter, this will be her name. I'm not too sure I like the idea of my child sharing her name with hundreds of girls at school, but it's such a lovely name, I think I can put the popularity problem behind me.
Since I'm Italian and this is my name, I take the liberty of correcting the italian pronunciation: it's Loo-chee-ah :)
Lucia Rijker is a Dutch professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress.
Well, since my previous comment went ignored, I'm posting again. I might be overreacting, but it's really annoying to have your name's pronunciation wrong. I come from a family of Italian speakers. My aunt named Lucia, who has lived in Italy her whole life, pronounces this name Lu-CHEE-uh. When I said I asked my cousin how this name was prononced, I actually had a pretty in-depth conversation with her about vowels in the Italian language. To back me up, I'm using Stanford's Italian pronunciation guide. It reads: "There are only 7 Italian vowel sounds (one each for a, I and u; two each for e and o).One-sound vowels a, i, uItalian a is very open. For many American English speakers, it is similar to the short o in hot or to the first a in papa. It should never sound like uh or aw.I and u are easier because they make sounds which regularly occur in just about everyone's English. Italian I makes a long e sound, as in the word steep. Italian u makes the sound of oo in boot."It literally says there is one pronunciation of the leter i. There is a reason ciao is said that way. A professor or teacher with more time could explain it better, but as Stanford explains:"DiphthongsDiphthongs (always written with 2 vowels) are frequent in Italian. Sometimes I is pronounced like y in yard (e.g. in the word pietà) rather than having its normal value, and similarly u may make a sound like English w (guarda). The rules for when this happens are too complicated to go into here. Other than these cases, each vowel in a diphthong has its usual sound, though in a stressed syllable one is longer than the other (no easy rule to determine which should be the long one), and the two sounds are distinct, with no slide from one into the other."This is why ciao is prononced the way it is. Please, please change it back. The person above made that pronunciation up. It makes your website seem pretty unprofessional to have basic things like pronunciation wrong.
The person above saying this name is pronounced Loo-cha is WRONG. I speak a little Italian and I wasn't sure if they were right or wrong so I asked my cousin (who's first language is Italian) how it is pronounced. She said it was Loo-chee-a. Please change it back.
In my opinion Loo-sha and Loo-cha sounds the best out of all the other pronunciations of Lucia.
The correct Italian pronunciation of Lucia is LOO-cha not Loo-chee-a which is a common misconception. Imagine saying ciao, you don't say chee-ow, you say chow. [noted -ed]
This name is growing on me. I didn't like the name Lucy while I was growing up but now I find it okay and this version looks pretty. I guess it could be pronounced either Loo-cee-uh, Loosha or Loo-chee-uh.
Lucia is the name of the villain of the frame story of Giambattista Basile's fairy tale collection, the Pentamerone. Lucia is a Moorish slave that steals the lover of the protagonist Zoza. Lucia is also used as the name of the villain of the last story in the collection, The Three Citrons, who is similar to the first Lucia.
My name is also Lucia, pronounced the Italian way, with the Chia sound, and as a child I was tortured in school, so of course I was not happy with it. As I got older though, I grew to love my name and my heritage and the meaning behind it. My great, great, great grandmother carried this name also and I am proud to carry it now and have also given this name to my daughter as her middle name, Mariah Lucia :)
I'm named Lucia, and I didn't really liked my name until while ago, but now I really do and I would never change it. I'm from Croatia, my mum wanted it to be pronounced loo-chi-a (Italian), but it is little unusual here to pronounce that name like that so I and all my friends pronounce it loo-cee-a (with hard c). I love also the way loo-see-a sounds, but I hate loo-sha.
My sister was going to be called Lucia (pronounced loo-sha) because my mum and dad were married in St Lucia. However my nanna convinced my mum that the name was too unusual and would cause too much confusion so she changed it to Lucie, which in my opinion is not nearly as beautiful as Lucia.
This name is 'okay'. I'm not crazy about it and would never use it, but the meaning ('light') is pretty. If you have a relative you want to honor (a Lucy, Luciana, Lucia, etc..) it would be a nice middle name. I think it would go well with many first names.
In October of 2012, 6 year-old Lucia Krim and her 2 year-old brother Leo were murdered by their Nanny in Manhattan, New York. Senseless and sad story and hate to post it, but when I read this name I think of her. Little Lucia was absolutely beautiful. Her image and name are still in the headlines because the shocking crime rocked NYC. Anyway, little Lucia Ursula Krim went by the nickname 'Lulu'. Lulu is a better alternative nickname than 'Lucy' IMO. In this day of Emily's, Sophia's, Alexis's and Isabella's, the name Lucia definitely stands out. I like the Spanish pronunciation LOO-SEE-YA not LOO-CHEE-AH.
Love the Italian pronunciation Lou-chee-ah, the English version sounds like you're dragging out the name Lucy. It's just not as pretty to me.
Lucia (1531-1532) was the daughter of Albert, Duke of Prussia and his wife Dorothea of Denmark. She died young. Her younger sister (1537-1539) was also named Lucia, after her older deceased sister.
Beautiful, classic Italian name for a girl. Use it instead of choosing the over-popular Sofia.
I had my daughter two weeks ago and my husband and I named her Lucia. We are overjoyed. She fits her name perfectly since she has brought light into our life and much love.
Love this name so much! And the nickname Lucy is adorable. (:
I knew someone who had a variant of this name, Luczia, which she pronounced loo-CHEE-ah.
My mother's name is Lucia and she hates it when people call her LOO-sha, it is a Spanish name and it means light. The right way is luc-EYA.
Latin pronunciation is Loo-kee-ah with stress on the first syllable.
I love this name, it seems very regal to me. Lol I also named this but she goes by Lulu for short.
The German pronunciation is LOO-tsee-ah. [noted -ed]
My mother's name is Lucia -- pronounced Loo-sha. She has always disliked it as it never gets pronounced correctly.
I am named Lucia, and most of the time I love it, but sometimes I think it should be used a bit more often.
I have a cousin named Lucia; even though we're British we pronounce it the Italian way: lu-chee-ah. I like it pronounced this way and didn't know there were other ways to pronounce it.(No wonder my boyfriend thinks she's Italian if I pronounce it this way lol).But overall, I think it's a very pretty name.
Lucia Kollárová, writer
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Slovak pronunciation is "luw-TSI-ah".
I pronounce it loo-Say-ah.
Lucia is a character in the video games Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, she is a swordsman in service to the Princess Elincia, later Queen Elincia, of Crimea.
Lucia Suchánková is a sister of Slovak-Canadian actor Michal Suchánek (1987).
Indie/Folk singer Ani DiFranco has a daughter named Petah Lucia. Her daughter was born in 2007.
I love this name! It sounds so nice. I like the meaning of it to, "brings light into the darkness." I also like several nicknames that could go with this name, such as "Lucy" or "LuLu." And the name is not common in the United States yet, nor is the name Lucy. Of course that could change.
This is a beautiful name. Any way you pronounce it, whether it be the English "lu-sha" or Italian "lu-CHEE-ah" or the Spanish "lu-SEE-ah" - it's darling.
My only concern about this traditional "older sounding" elegant name is that it's quickly becoming very popular, and I fear it will be in the top 10 in the not too distant future. Look at names like Sophia, Isabella, and Emma - numbers 1-3 for 2007, respectively.
Lucia is also the Slovak version. [noted -ed]
Serbian-Italian actress Sasha Alexander & her husband Edoardo Ponti have a daughter Sofia Ponti, was born in Geneva, Switzerland on 12th May 2006.
I love this pronounced Loo-chee-ah.
Upon seeing this name, I love it! I don't like the whole gouged eyes, though. :(
The eyes gouged out thing is of no consequence. Lots of saints came to awful ends but that means nothing about the name.
Isn't St. Lucia an island in the Caribbean?
I've always associated this name with being brilliant. Beautiful.
There is a character in the Japanese anime "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch" named "Luc(h)ia Nanami".
I love this name! (I pronounce it the Italian way, Loo-chee-ah)
This is also a guy's name, and I am not making this up. It sounds really good for a guy, better than for a girl I think.
What a pretty name! I want to name my daughter this. It's lovely. I would call her Lulu or Lucy as a nickname.
I say LOO-sha, and love it that way. It's a gorgeous name.
What a beautiful name! I prefer Loo-see-a however! Still gorgeous!
Lucia is the daughter of Antonia Kidman and niece of actress Nicole Kidman.
Beautiful name.
My name is pronounced loosha. It is also my aunt and my grandmother's name. Her mother was from Poland. I love it and I always get compliments.
I think Lucia is a nice name. My favorite pronunciation is Loo-See-a but I like Loo-Sha too. One of my friend's name is Lucia and some pronounce it Loo-See-A but it's Loo-Sha.
Lucia was the name of the slave girl played by Debra Paget in the film "Demetrius and the Gladiators." Also a name of another character in novel and film "The Robe."
Author James Joyce had a daughter named Lucia.
In Sweden Lucia is celebrated on December 13th. She brings light in the dark, it was in old times believed to be the darkest day of the year. It is in Sweden pronounced Lu-SEE-a.
Pronounced loo-CEE-ah in Sweden. Sankta Lucia Day is today - December 13th. As a little girl, I would dress up in a plain white dress and wear a hard plastic green crown with white stuff and artificial candles on it. My family would drive up to a Swedish town that's about a half-hour away. I would go through all of the restaurants and stores with a plate of either cookies or candy, and offer a treat to anyone who passed by.
Of Greek origin, one of the many epithets of goddess Artemis, Lucia Artemis ("Lousia" in Greek, pronounced Luseea), from the Greek verb louo-louomai, literally means having a bath, symbolizing purity.

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