English variation of Lucia, Latin

Lucy Origin and Meaning

The name Lucy is a girl's name of English, Latin origin meaning "light".

A versatile classic, Lucy is both sweet and solid, a saint's name, and the heroine of several great novels. First fashionable in England and Wales, Lucy is now a popular choice in the US, The Netherlands, and New Zealand.

The English form of the Roman Lucia, Lucy derives from the Latin word lux, meaning “light.” Once given to girls born at dawn, Lucy is also associated with Saint Lucia, the patron saint of the blind.

Lucy has a wide range of namesakes, from the bossy friend in the Peanuts comic, to psychedelic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," to the rash and zany heroine of I Love Lucy.

It is a name with a rich literary history, chosen for the heroines of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Villette, E.M. Forster’s A Room With A View, Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy, and C. S Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia - just to name a few.

Beyond fiction, Lucy Stone was an important American activist, Lucy Worsley is a successful author and historian, and Lucy Lui is an actress who has imparted strength and style to the name.

Simple but sophisticated, playful but grounded, it is no wonder Lucy is a popular choice. Given to over 4000 girls in the US each year, it is a classic that doesn’t feel dusty.

If you love Lucy, but don’t love its popularity, you could consider one of its many variants. From vintage Lucille, to the musical Lucetta, to the fresh, unexpected Lux; from nickname-y Lou to sleek Luciana, there are plenty of possibilities.

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Lucy Popularity

Famous People Named Lucy

  • Lucille Désirée "Lucy" BallAmerican actress
  • Lucy StoneAmerican suffragist and abolitionist
  • Lucy Alexis LiuAmerican actress
  • Lucille Frances "Lucy" LawlessNew Zealand actress
  • Lucy Maud (L.M.) MontgomeryCanadian novelist
  • Lucy BurnsAmerican suffragist
  • Karen Lucille "Lucy" HaleAmerican actress & singer
  • Lucinda Margaret "Lucy" GrealyAmerican poet
  • LucyMae Beacock, English actress
  • Lucy Rose (Parton)English singer,songwriter
  • Lucy Gordonpen name of Christine Sparks Fiorotto, English novelist
  • Lucy GordonEnglish model/actress
  • Lucy Ursula GriffithsEnglish actress
  • Lucy KaplanskyAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lucy Louise KnisleyAmerican cartoonist and musician
  • Lucy Haeran KohAmerican federal judge
  • Lucy KellawayEnglish journalist
  • Lucy LippardAmerican author and critic
  • Lucy McKenzieScottish artist
  • Lucy Eldine Gonzalez ParsonsAmerican labor activist
  • Lucy OrtaEnglish visual artist
  • Lucy WalkerEnglish film director
  • Lucy SpragganEnglish musician
  • Lucy DeakinsAmerican actress
  • Lucy DanzigerAmerican magazine editor
  • Lucy Elizabeth FryAustralian actress
  • Lucy ThurberAmerican playwright
  • Lucy OwenWelsh news anchor
  • Lucy Wainwright RocheAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lucy O'BrienEnglish author and journalist
  • Lucy TorresGomez, Filipina actress
  • Lucy PunchEnglish actress
  • Lucy ChampionIrish singer of music group Anuna
  • Lucia Roberta "Lucy" Tough BronzeEnglish football player
  • Lucy KaneEnglish singer; daughter of model Linda Lusardi and Samuel Kane
  • Lucy Chet DeVitoAmerican actress, daughter of actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
  • LucyBelle Guthrie, daughter of Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins
  • Lucy Shackelldaughter of actress Fiona Fullerton and Neil Shackell
  • Lucy Jane Bonindaughter of author Jennifer Weiner Bonin
  • Lucy Jane Savant (b. 2005)daughter of actors Laura Leighton and Doug Savant
  • Lucy Elizabeth Linch (b. 2007)daughter of legal commentator and TV host Nancy Grace
  • Lucy Brown (b. 2008)daughter of singer Zac Brown
  • Lucy Vallelydaughter of pro skateboarder Mike Vallely
  • Lucy Jean Bemis (b. 2013)daughter of singers Sherri DuPree of Eisley and Max Bemis of Say Anything
  • Lucy Thomas Manning (b. 2013)daughter of football player Eli Manning
  • Lucy Marie Wolf (b. 2014)daughter of actor Scott Wolf
  • Lucy Day (b. 2015)daughter of golfer Jason Day
  • Lucy Iglesias (b. 2017)daughter of Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and former pro tennis player Anna Kournikova
  • Lucy Deru (b. 2018)daughter of YouTube vloggers Julie & Landon Deru of Deru Crew Vlogs
  • Lucy Katherine PinderEnglish Model & Actress

Lucy in Pop Culture

  • Lucy Pevensiecharacter in "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series
  • Lucille "Lucy" van Peltcharacter in the Peanuts series
  • Lucy Ricardocharacter on TV's "I Love Lucy" played by Lucille Ball
  • Lucy Honeychurchcharacter in "A Room with a View"
  • Lucy Condonmain character on TV's "Alien Dawn"
  • Lucy Shapirocharacter in "Good In Bed"
  • Lucycharacter in "Living Dead Girl" by Elizabeth Scott
  • Lucy PearlR&B group
  • Lucy Snowemain character in "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte
  • Lucy Gringecharacter from the Septimus Heap series
  • Lucy Weasleydaughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley in the Harry Potter series
  • Lucy LaneLois Lane's younger sister in the DC Universe
  • Lucydoll in Maurice Sendak's "Little Bear"
  • "Put Your Shoes On Lucy" song performed by Petula Clark and Anne Shelton
  • Lucy Rippinghallcharacter in G. A. Henty's, Friends Though Divided
  • Lucy Diamondcharacter in movie D.E.B.S
  • "Lucy" song by the band Skillet
  • Lucycharacter from TV's "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Lucy WhitmoreDrew Barrymore's character in movie "50 First Dates"
  • "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"song by The Beatles
  • Lucy Quinn Fabraycharacter on TV's "Glee"
  • Lucycharacter in movie "Across the Universe"
  • Lucy Morancharacter on TV's "Twin Peaks"
  • Lucycharacter in anime "Elfen Lied"
  • Lucy Coecharacter on soap "General Hospital"
  • Lucy McClanedaughter in the Die Hard movies
  • Lucy Westenracharacter in "Dracula"
  • Lucy Muirmain character in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
  • Lucy Proekcharacter on TV's "Fortysomething"
  • "Lucy" song by Hanson
  • Lucy the Elephantlandmark
  • "Lucy in the Sky"anonymously written novel
  • Lucy Kingstoncharacter in G. A. Henty's, With Lee in Virginia
  • Lucy Saxoncharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Lucy Messercharacter on TV's "CSI:NY"
  • Lucy Carlylecharacter in "Lockwood & Co"
  • Lucy Katherine Bealecharacter on British soap "Eastenders"
  • Lucy aka "Wild Style" in "The Lego Movie"
  • Lucy CamdenKinkirk, character on TV's "7th Heaven"
  • Lucy Barkercharacter in the musical and movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Lucycharacter on TV's "The Bletchley Circle"
  • Lucy Clintoncharacter in G. A. Henty's, The Dash for Khartoum
  • Lucy Spillercharacter from TV's Dirt
  • Lucy Steelecharacter in 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen
  • Lucy Stillmana character in the video game series, 'Assassin's Creed'
  • Lucy Oreillcharacter in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • Lucy Louda character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "The Loud House"
  • Lucy Ewingcharacter on TV's "Dallas"
  • Lucy Pennykettlecharacter in the book "The Fire Within" (2001)
  • Lucyname used for one of the earliest humanoid bodies discovered
  • Lucy Heartfiliacharacter in the anime Fairy Tail
  • Lucy Patterson charecter in the novel "The Geogarphy of you and me" by Jennnifer E. Smith
  • Lucya character in Kiera Cass's "The Selection"
  • Lucy Harmoncharacter played by Liv Tyler in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty"
  • Lucy Marlowegenderqueer character in Taylor Robin's webcomic "Never Satisfied"
  • Lucy Prestoncharacter on TV's "Timeless"
  • Lucy Colacharacter in the 2019 film "Lucy in the Sky"
  • Lucy MillerScarlett Johansson's character in the 2014 film "Lucy"
  • Lucymain character of Margaret Atwood's short story "Death by Landscape"
  • Lucy Eleanor Moderatzmain character played by Sandra Bullock in "While You Were Sleeping"
  • Lucy Kelsonmain character played by Sandra Bullock in "Two Weeks Notice"

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