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).

Related Names

Other Languages & Cultures, Lug, Lugh(Irish Mythology) Lleu, Llew(Welsh Mythology)


Engraving of Lugus found in ParisEngraving of Lugus found in Paris


Entry updated November 20, 2020