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Gender: Female Meaning of Luciana: "light" Origin of Luciana: Feminine variation of Lucianus Luciana's Popularity in 2017: #398

The name Luciana is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "light". Luciana is ranked #398 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimination CAF".

From the experts:

Lushly elaborate name that makes Lucy more grownup and sensual. Carnie Wilson chose it for her daughter. Lucianus is an ancient Roman family name and Lucianus of Samosata was an early satirist. Heard most often in the Italian and Spanish cultures, Luciana is usually pronounced loo-chee-anna.

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Famous People Named Luciana

Luciana Clare Berger, English MP
Luciana Caporaso, English actress and singer
Luciana Paluzzi, Italian-American actress
Luciana Pedraza, Argentine actress; wife of actor Robert Duvall
Luciana Abreu, Portuguese pop singer
Luciana Souza, Brazilian jazz singer
Luciana Damon, wife of actor Matt Damon
Luciana Curtis, Brazilian model
Luciana Salazar, Argentine singer
Luciana Littizzetto, Italian actress and comedienne
Luciana Serra, Italian operatic soprano
Luciana Gimenez, Brazilian model; former partner of singer Mick Jagger
Luciana Maria Dionizio, Brazilian football player
Luciana Bella "Luci" Bonfiglio (b. 2009), daughter of American singer Carnie Wilson

Pop Culture References for the name Luciana

Luciana Mazzei, character from the anime/manga Strike Witches
Luciana, character in Joseph Heller's Catch-22
Princess Luciana, character in animated movie Barbie in the Island Princess
Luciana Vega, American Girl of the Year (2018)


Carolinekalmes Says:


Super ironic. I hate that I have that association with a name that means light.

lu_brasil Says:


so.... ironic

Carolinekalmes Says:


I think it's pretty-- I think the luci beginning in general feels a bit dark to me though because of lucifer/ Lucius Malfoy (harry potter)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Stunning, love it so much 💖

Michaela Says:


I love Lucienne much more.

Luísa Says:


Lou-SEE-uh-nah in Portuguese.

Jessica Says:


I love Luciana! It meets the princess-y feel with tons of nickname options. It's usually pronounce Lou-SEE-ah-na in Spanish. It's also the name of a caring princess in Barbie's Island Princess film.

ThistleThorn Says:


This is a little too flowy for me. I don't really care for the whole -ana trend

rq79 Says:


I love the classic but romantic feel to this!

Alicia1 Says:


This name is nice, I do prefer Lucia though. If someone wanted a longer form this is a nic alternative to Lucille.

Poppy Says:


I don't care much for the name, though it is beautiful. I prefer Lucia, since it is very similar but simpler. I do love the nicknames Lucy and Anna, and even Cece.