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Gender: M Pronunciation: LU-see-un Meaning of Lucian: "light" Origin of Lucian: Latin Lucian's Popularity in 2015: #634

Lucian is a sleeker, more sophisticated version of Lucius that is climbing in tandem with other Lu-starting names, now ranking at Number 634 in the USA and 86 on Nameberry.

Historically, the name was made famous by the ancient Greek satirist Lucian of Samosata--sometimes considered the father of science fiction-- and by the third century St. Lucian.

A modern bearer was Berlin-born British painter Lucian Freud, grandson of Sigmund. In pop culture, Lucian the Lycan is a werewolf in the Underworld movies.

Lucian was picked by Indie actor Steve Buscemi. Lucien is the French version. The attractive Italian form is Luciano, as in Pavarotti.

Famous People Named Lucian

Lucian Freud- Painter
Lucian Augustus Coppola Cage, son of Weston Cage & Danielle Friedman
Luciano Pavarotti- Opera Celebrity

Pop Culture References for the name Lucian

Lucian, a lycan from the movie 'Underworld'
Lucian Graymark, a werewolf in Cassandra Clare's young adult series 'Mortal Instruments'
Lucian Gregory, red-haired anarchist poet in 'The Man Who Was Thursday' (1908) by G. K. Chesterton
Lucian, one of the branches of the Cahill family in the 39 Clues series, descended from Luke Cahill
Lucian Kiggs, a main character in the young adult fantasy novel Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Lucian's International Variations

Lucan (Irish) Lucien (French) Luciano, Lucio (Spanish) Luciano (Portuguese)