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 "Baby a Day".

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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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Dev80 Says:


I like the name, but when I hear it I picture an aristocratic vampire.

LavenderLullabies Says:


If I were to ever have a boy, I think I'd name him Lucien - it's a nice alternative to the name Lucifer, my major GP. I think Lucien Shepherd or Lucien Alaric would be nice.

autumnreverie Says:


I love this spelling much more than Lucian.

indiefendi2 Says:


in French, Lucian is easier to pronounce than Lucien. Lucien has a French accent to it. Lucian is straighforward.

KLGG88 Says:


Lucien is nice, but I much prefer the spelling and pronunciation of Lucian.