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Gender: F Pronunciation: loo-SEE-a or loo-CHEE-a or LOO-sha Meaning of Lucia: "light" Origin of Lucia: Italian, feminine variation of Lucius, Latin Lucia's Popularity in 2015: #225

A lovely name, the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections, that used to be given to babies born as daylight was breaking.

A variety of references include Santa Lucia, a fourth century martyr who was revered in the Middle Ages and the Caribbean island named for her, and the tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti.

Lucia is currently the Number 1 name in Spain. It was chosen for their daughters by James Joyce, Mira Sorvino, Giovanni Ribisi, Mel Gibson, and Sasha Alexander and Eduardo Pointi, among others .

Famous People Named Lucia

Lucia Joyce, daughter of Irish writer James Joyce
Lucia Chase, ballet patron
Lucia, daughter of Mira Sorvino
Lucia, daughter of Eric Benet
Lucia, daughter of Mel Gibson
Lucia Sofia, daughter of Sasha Alexander
Lucia Rose, daughter of Amber and Rob Mariano
Lucia, daughter of Natalie Merchant
Saint Lucia, Island in the Caribbean
Lucia Santina, daughter of actor Giovanni Ribisi

Pop Culture References for the name Lucia

Lucia is what Capt Gregg calls Lucy Muir in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
Lucia, one of the Gamemakers in The Hunger Games movie (not mentioned in the novel)
Lucia Damora, character in Morgan Rhodes' novel, Falling Kingdoms.
Can also be pronounced LUTZ-ia.
Lucia Volnero, Waterfire Saga

Lucia's International Variations

Luciana, Luciella (Italian) Lusila, Chia, Chila (Spanish) Lucinenne (French)