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Gender: Female 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 2017: #185

The name Lucia is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "light". Lucia is ranked #185 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

A lovely name, Lucia is the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections. Lucia is a girls' name that traditionally was 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 .

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Famous People Named Lucia

Lucia Maria Raniera, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies; Duchess of Genoa; Duchess of Ancona
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
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 Gotch, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name Lucia

Lucia "Lucy" Honeychurch, main character in the novel A Room With A View
"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"
Queen Lucia, character on TV's "Elena of Avalor"
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)