LU-shun or LU-see-un

Lucian Origin and Meaning

The name Lucian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "light".

Lucian is a sleeker, more sophisticated version of Lucius that is climbing in tandem with other Lu-starting names.

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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Lucian Popularity

Famous People Named Lucian

  • Lucian of Chestermonk and author
  • Lucian of SamosataAssyrian,Greek rhetorician and satirist
  • Saint Lucian of Antiochtheologian, martyr
  • Saint Lucian of Beauvaismartyr
  • Lucian Michael FreudGerman,British painter
  • Lucian Iulian SânmărteanRomanian footballer
  • Lucian ButeRomanian,Canadian boxer
  • Lucian BozRomanian literary critic
  • Lucian GeorgeviciRomanian politician
  • Lucian PintilieRomanian film director
  • Lucian BlagaRomanian philosopher and poet
  • Lucian Buscemi (b. 1990)son of actor Steve Buscemi
  • Lucian Augustus Coppola Cage (b. 2014)son of Weston Cage & Danielle Friedman
  • Lucian Valentine Apollo Swanson of Greta Bellamacina and Robert Montgomery

Lucian in Pop Culture

  • Luciana lycan in the film 'Underworld'
  • Lucian "Luke Garroway" Graymarklycanthrope in Cassandra Clare's 'Mortal Instruments' series
  • Lucian Gregoryred,haired anarchist poet in 'The Man Who Was Thursday' (1908) by G. K. Chesterton
  • Luciana branch of the Cahill family in the 39 Clues series, descended from Luke Cahill
  • Lucian Kiggsthe main character in "Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman
  • Lucian Astercharacter in Marvel Universe
  • Lucianmember of the Elite Four in the Pokémon video games
  • Dark Swordsman Luciancharacter in video game Lunar Knights

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