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Gender: M Meaning of Lucian: "light" Origin of Lucian: Latin Lucian's Popularity in 2013: #631

Lucian is a sleeker, more sophisticated version of Lucius that is climbing in tandem with other Lu-starting names, now ranking at Number 631and 199 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.

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Famous People Named Lucian

Lucian Freud- Painter

opera celebrity Luciano Pavarotti.

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, the branch of the Cahill family in the 39 Clues series

Lucian's International Variations

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