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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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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 Supernaturalists' 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'
Lucien Marlowe, genderqueer character in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain


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.