Lucilla Origin and Meaning

The name Lucilla is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "light".

A delicate name with an ancient pedigree, more appealing to some than Lucille. It elaborates on Lucy and even Lucia and feels more distinctive than Lucinda.

Famous People Named Lucilla

  • (Annia Aurelia Galeria) Lucilladaughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
  • Lucilla Matthew AndrewsBritish romance novelist
  • Lucilla GaleazziItalian folk singer
  • Lucilla UdovichAmerican operatic soprano
  • Lucilla Mary WrightEnglish field hockey player
  • Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde (Birdy)English musician, singer and songwriter
  • Lucilla BonaccorsiItalian fashion designer

Lucilla in Pop Culture

  • Lucillacharacter in Euphues (1578,80) by John Lyly
  • Lucilla Marjoribanksheroine of Miss Marjoribanks, an 1866 novel by Margaret Oliphant
  • LucillaAntony Crespin's unhappy wife in The Green Goddess, a 1921 play by William Archer ('invited by Raja of Rukh to enter his harem; priests plan to sacrifice them to the Green Goddess')
  • Lucillacharacter in the Dune series

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