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Gender: F Origin of Lucretia: Latin, female form of Lucretius, meaning unknown

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A pretty and plausible Latin name that's gotten a bad rap through the years via a link to Lucrezia Borgia, who, though long considered a demon poisoner, was actually a patron of learning and the arts.

Lucretia is a U.S. First Lady name, borne by the wife of President James A. Garfield; a worthy namesake is Lucretia Mott, a Quaker abolitionist, and peace and women's rights advocate.

In the Harry Potter saga, Lucretia Black Prewett is a pure-blood witch.

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Famous People Named Lucretia

Lucretia Mott, American women's rights activist and abolitionist
Lucretia Garfield, former First Lady of the U.S.
Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Lucretia

Lucretia, the wife of the Roman Collatinus: rape victim and suicide in Roman legend
Lucretia Tox, character in "Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
Lucretia Prewett, aunt of Sirius Black in the "Harry Potter" series
Lucretia, Batiatus' wife, played by Lucy Lawless on the Starz tv show "Spartacus"
Lucretia Colonna, princess whom Lord Monmouth (Harry Coningsby's grandfather) marries in "Coningsby" (1844) by Benjamin Disraeli
Lucretia, character in Barbara Cartland's book "The Bored Bridegroom"
"Lucretia My Reflection," song by English band The Sisters of Mercy

Loucrecia, Loucresha, Loucrezia, Lucreecia, Lucreesha, Lucreisha, Lucresha, Lucrisha, Lucrishia

Lucretia's International Variations

Lucrèce (French) Lucrezia (Italian) Lucrecia (Spanish)