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Gender: Male Pronunciation: loo-CHAHN-oh Meaning of Luciano: "light" Origin of Luciano: Italian variation of Lucian Luciano's Popularity in 2017: #511

The name Luciano is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "light". Luciano is ranked #511 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Drop 2 Add 1 pick a favor that can't be dropped".

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A vibrant, operatic Latin choice.

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Famous People Named Luciano

Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor
Luciano (born Lucien Nicolet), Italian DJ
Luciano Ochoa Mora, son of Guillermo Ochoa & Karla Mora
Luciano Pierre White, son of chef Marco Pierre White
Charles "Lucky" Luciano, American mobster

Pop Culture References for the name Luciano

Luciano Eduardo Grimaldi Snyder, character in American soap "As the World Turns"
Dr Luciano "Luke" Forlano, character on Australian TV series "All Saints"
Lightning Larry Luciano, snail on animated series "Spongebob Squarepants"

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Nozomi Says:


I agree! Had no idea it was Loo-CHAN-oh...I much prefer the other pronunciation.

Nozomi Says:


I like Luca but not Luciano much don't know why...

Daphodil Says:


Kind of crushing on Luciano nn Luca these days :)

Guest Says:


the only thing keeping me from using this name is the pronunciation problems my future son would come across. I do love Romantic Italian names. I would call him Lucky for short (unfortunately there's that Lucky Luciano connection) or Luc like Sarah P did. :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Very handsome! Sounds like a great name.

Sarah P. Says:


In Italian it is pronounced loo-CHA-no. In Spanish it is pronounced loo-see-ah-no. We have a very Italian last name so we wanted to keep the first name in sync.

Guest Says:


Loo-CHAN-oh? Did not expect that! Oops!

However I do like the pronounciation of Luciano as Luci-a-no

Myosotis Says:


I always thought both Loo-see-ah-no, and Loo-chee-ah-no were valid pronunciations, because there are more than one for Luciana. But I just looked it up, and it's said Loo-CHAN-oh. I prefer Loo-see-ah-no.

ShannonLim Says:


How is it pronounced then?

Sarah P. Says:


Our son's name is Luciano, Luc for short. It often is mispronounced as loo-see-ah-no or loo-chi-ah-no, but at four he understands that not everyone knows how to say his name at first and kindly corrects them. Honestly, a couple of his grandparents can't even say it right, but he hasn't noticed yet. I think it's a strong name that will grow with him and there's a very good chance he'll be the only Luciano in his small school.