Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈluː /ˈluː.ʃəs/(English) /ˈluː.sɪ.əs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light". This was the most popular of the praenomina. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament belonging to a Christian in Antioch. It was also borne by three popes, including the 3rd-century Saint Lucius. Despite this, the name was not regularly used in the Christian world until after the Renaissance.

Related Names

VariantLoukios(Ancient Roman)
Feminine FormsLucia, Lucilla(Ancient Roman) Lucia(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLoukios(Biblical Greek) Lucio(Italian) Lucjusz(Polish) Lúcio(Portuguese) Lucio(Spanish) Lucero(Spanish (Latin American))


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Name Days

Austria: December 2


Bust of Lucius SenecaBust of Lucius Seneca


Entry updated November 20, 2020