Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Roman family name that was derived from the Roman praenomen Lucius. Lucianus (or Λουκιανός in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.

Related Names

Feminine FormLuciana
Other Languages & CulturesLoukianos(Ancient Greek) Luken(Basque) Lucijan(Croatian) Lucian(English) Lucien(French) Luciano(Italian) Łucjan, Lucjan(Polish) Luciano(Portuguese) Lucian(Romanian) Lukyan(Russian) Luciano(Spanish) Lukyan(Ukrainian)


Engraving of Lucian of Samosata by William Faithorne (17th century)Engraving of Lucian of Samosata by William Faithorne (17th century)

Entry updated May 29, 2020