Lucien

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Gender: Male Meaning of Lucien: "light" Origin of Lucien: French form of Lucian

The name Lucien is a boy's name of French origin meaning "light". Lucien and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Sophisticated Gallic version of Lucian, Lucien may appeal to parents attracted to this meaning over that of Lucas and Luke, which have a different root, and also looking for a more unusual choice.

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Famous People Named Lucien

Lucien Bouchard, Canadian politician; 27th Premier of Quebec
Lucien Favre, Swiss footballer and manager
(Marcel) Lucien Baroux, French actor
Lucien Alphonse Paul Gaudin, French fencer
Lucien Wolf, British journalist and historian
Lucien Laurin, American racehorse trainer of Secretariat
Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino and Musignano; brother of Napoleon I of France
Lucien Carr, American member of the Beat Generation
Lucien Greaves, social activist

Pop Culture References for the name Lucien

Lucien Blake, character on Australian TV series The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Lucien Dubenko, character on TV's ER
Lucien aka Ditto, character in 'The Supernatralists' by Eoin Colfer
Lucien Wilbanks, character in A Time to Kill
Lucien Lachance, character in The Elder Scrolls video games
Lucien Castle, character on TV's "The Originals"
Lucien Vanserra character in Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Thorns and Roses book series.
Lucien Boswell, character in 1970s British television comedy 'The Liver Birds'