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Gender: F Pronunciation: loo-SEE-a or loo-CHEE-a or LOO-sha Meaning of Lucia: "light" Origin of Lucia: Italian, feminine variation of Lucius, Latin Lucia's Popularity in 2015: #225

A lovely name, the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections, that used to be 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 is currently 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 .

Famous People Named Lucia

Lucia Cifarelli, American lead singer of band KMFDM
Lucía Etxebarría, Spanish novelist
Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (born Elizabetta Lucia Bartolozzi), British actress and theatre manager
Lucia Galeazzi Galvani, Italian scientist
Lucia Popp, Slovakian operatic soprano
Lucia Micarelli, American violinist
Lucia Anger, German skier
Lucia Joyce, daughter of novelist James Joyce
Lucia Chase, American ballerina; cofounder of American Ballet Theatre
Lucia Roberta "Lucy" Tough Bronze, English football player
Lucia Backus (b. 2012), daughter of actors Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus
Lucia Bella Benet (b. 2011), daughter of musician Eric Benet
Lucia Gibson (b. 2009), daughter of actor Mel Gibson
Lucia Sofia Ponti (b. 2006), daughter of actress Sasha Alexander and Eduardo Ponti
Lucia Rose Mariano (b. 2009), daughter of reality TV's Amber and Rob Mariano
Lucia de la Calle, daughter of singer Natalie Merchant and Daniel de la Calle
Lucia Santina Ribisi, daughter of actor Giovanni Ribisi
Lucia Gotch, daughter of actress Alexandra Pigg and producer Tarquin Gotch
Lucia Martine Intal (b. 2015), daughter of actress Bianca Gonzalez and basketball player J.C. Intal
Lucia Colosimo (b. 2002), daughter of actors Jane Hall and Vince Colosimo
Lucia Stella Florez (b. 2014), daughter of tenor Juan Diego Florez
Lucía "Lucy" Vives, daughter of Colombian singer Carlos Vives

Pop Culture References for the name Lucia

"Lucia di Lammermoor," opera by Gaetano Donizetti and its main character
Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas, character in the Mapp and Lucia series by E.F. Benson
Lucia, what Capt Gregg calls Lucy Muir in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
Lucia, a Gamemaker in The Hunger Games movie (not mentioned in the novel)
Lucia Damora, character in Morgan Rhodes' "Falling Kingdoms"
Lucia, character in video games Contra and Neo Contra
Lucia Morgan, character in video game Final Fight 3
Lucia, character in the Fire Emblem video games
Lucia Raregroove, character in manga/anime series "Rave Master"
Lucia, character in video games Suikoden II and III
Lucia von Bardas, character in Marvel Comics
Lucia, character in video game "Pangya"
Lucia, character in video game "Lunar: Eternal Blue"
Lucia Nanami, main character in manga/anime "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch"
Can also be pronounced LUTZ-ia.
Lucia Volnero, character in the Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly

Lucia's International Variations

Luciana, Luciella (Italian) Lusila, Chia, Chila (Spanish) Lucinenne (French)