Gender: Female Meaning of Lucile: "light" Origin of Lucile: Spelling variation of Lucille

Lucile Origin and Meaning

The name Lucile is a girl's name meaning "light".

Lucille and its alternate spelling Lucile are both popular in France, but in the US, Lucy rules with the more-antiquated sounding Lucille a distant second. Lucile fell off the Top 1000 more than 60 years ago and it's hard to imagine what might make this spelling preferable to the original. As with Jenifer, subtracting that letter doesn't add anything.

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SouthernPeach Says:


I like Lucille better...

Impwood Says:


This is not pronounced the same as Lucille in France. Lucille is "looss-eey", if you can imagine an ee sound with a Y sound as in yoghurt at the end, while Lucile is "looss-eel".

Michaela Says:


I love this spelling so much more than Lucille. It's less stuffy and tight-laced.