Lucian

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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 of Samosata, Assyrian-Greek rhetorician and satirist
Saint Lucian of Antioch, theologian, martyr
Saint Lucian of Beauvais, martyr
Lucian Michael Freud, German-British painter
Lucian Iulian Sânmărtean, Romanian footballer
Lucian Bute, Romanian-Canadian boxer
Lucian Boz, Romanian literary critic
Lucian of Chester, monk and author
Lucian Georgevici, Romanian politician
Lucian Pintilie, Romanian film director
Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and poet
Lucian Buscemi (b. 1990), son of actor Steve Buscemi
Lucian Augustus Coppola Cage (b. 2014), son of Weston Cage & Danielle Friedman

Pop Culture References for the name Lucian

Lucian, a lycan in the film 'Underworld'
Lucian Graymark, werewolf in Cassandra Clare's 'Mortal Instruments' series
Lucian Gregory, red-haired anarchist poet in 'The Man Who Was Thursday' (1908) by G. K. Chesterton
Lucian, a branch of the Cahill family in the 39 Clues series
Lucian Kiggs, a main character in "Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman
Lucian, member of the Elite Four in the Pokémon video games
Dark Swordsman Lucian, character in video game Lunar Knights

Lucian's International Variations

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