loo-SEE-a or loo-CHEE-a or LOO-sha
Italian, feminine variation of Lucius, Latin

Lucia Origin and Meaning

The name Lucia is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "light".

Lucia is a lush, rich Latinate equivalent of Lucy, popular in Spain and throughout Latin America and also a cross-cultural favorite. You might be surprised to know that Lucia has ALWAYS ranked among the Top 1000 girl names in the US, though she's really taken off only since the turn of this century.

Derived from lux, the Latin word for light. Lucia is considered to be the feminine form of Lucius. Due to its connection to light, Lucia was traditionally given to babies born as daylight was breaking.

A variety of references include Santa Lucia, a fourth century martyr who was revered in the Middle Ages and the Caribbean island named for her, and the tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti.

Lucia has for several years ranked as the Number 1 name in Spain. It was chosen for their daughters by James Joyce, Mira Sorvino, Giovanni Ribisi, Mel Gibson, and Sasha Alexander and Eduardo Pointi, among others.

# 126 in the US

Lucia Rank in US Top 1000

# 144 on Nameberry

Lucia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lucia Popularity

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Famous People Named Lucia

  • Lucia Maria RanieraPrincess of Bourbon,Two Sicilies; Duchess of Genoa; Duchess of Ancona
  • Lucia CifarelliAmerican lead singer of band KMFDM
  • Lucía EtxebarríaSpanish novelist
  • Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (born Elizabetta Lucia Bartolozzi)British actress and theatre manager
  • Lucia Galeazzi GalvaniItalian scientist
  • Lucia PoppSlovakian operatic soprano
  • Lucia MicarelliAmerican violinist
  • Lucia AngerGerman skier
  • Lucia Joycedaughter of novelist James Joyce
  • Lucia ChaseAmerican ballerina; cofounder of American Ballet Theatre
  • Lucia Roberta "Lucy" Tough BronzeEnglish football player
  • Lucía "Lucy" Vives (b. 1996)daughter of Colombian singer Carlos Vives
  • Lucia Santina Ribisi (b. 1997)daughter of actor Giovanni Ribisi
  • Lucia Colosimo (b. 2002)daughter of actors Jane Hall and Vince Colosimo
  • Lucia de la Calle (b. 2003)daughter of singer Natalie Merchant and Daniel de la Calle
  • Lucia Sofia Ponti (b. 2006)daughter of actress Sasha Alexander and Eduardo Ponti
  • Lucia Sanders (b. 2007)daughter of TV personality Ed Sanders; triplet of sisters Scarlette and Azure
  • Lucia Gibson (b. 2009)daughter of actor Mel Gibson
  • Lucia Rose Mariano (b. 2009)daughter of reality TV's Rob and Amber Mariano
  • Lucia Bella Benet (b. 2011)daughter of musician Eric Benet
  • Lucia Backus (b. 2012)daughter of actors Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus
  • Lucia Gotchdaughter of actress Alexandra Pigg and producer Tarquin Gotch
  • Lucia Stella Florez (b. 2014)daughter of tenor Juan Diego Florez
  • Lucia Martine Intal (b. 2015)daughter of actress Bianca Gonzalez and basketball player J.C. Intal
  • Lucia MartinYosef (b. 2018), daughter of Pueto Rican singer, actor, & author Ricky Martin & Syrian,Swedish artist Jwan Yosef

Lucia in Pop Culture

  • Lucia "Lucy" Honeychurchmain character in the novel A Room With A View
  • "Lucia di Lammermoor" opera by Gaetano Donizetti and its main character
  • Emmeline "Lucia" Lucascharacter in the Mapp and Lucia series by E.F. Benson
  • Luciawhat Capt Gregg calls Lucy Muir in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
  • Luciaa Gamemaker in The Hunger Games movie (not mentioned in the novel)
  • Lucia Damoracharacter in Morgan Rhodes' "Falling Kingdoms"
  • Luciacharacter in video games Contra and Neo Contra
  • Lucia Morgancharacter in video game Final Fight 3
  • Luciacharacter in the Fire Emblem video games
  • Lucia Raregroovecharacter in manga/anime series "Rave Master"
  • Luciacharacter in video games Suikoden II and III
  • Lucia von Bardascharacter in Marvel Comics
  • Luciacharacter in video game "Pangya"
  • Luciacharacter in video game "Lunar: Eternal Blue"
  • Lucia Nanamimain character in manga/anime "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch"
  • Queen Luciacharacter on TV's "Elena of Avalor"
  • Can also be pronounced LUTZia.
  • Lucia Volnerocharacter in the Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly