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Gender: Male Meaning of Lucius: "light" Origin of Lucius: Latin

The name Lucius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "light". Lucius and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Lucius is an exotic old Roman clan name that has lots of religious and literary resonance, yet is still vital today. It was the name of three popes, appears in several Shakespeare plays, and, like all the names beginning with 'luc' relates to the Latin word for light.It was one of a limited number of forenames used in ancient Rome.

In the Bible, Lucius is the name of three people; Shakespeare used it for the son of Titus in Titus Andronicus, a young servant of Brutus in Julius Caesar, a lord in Timon of Athens and a Roman general in Cymbeline.

Other fictional bearers of the name can be found in Le Morte d'Arthur, The Golden Ass, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Faulkner's The Reivers, Batman, Talladega Nights, and The Incredibles. Lucius Malfoy, the father of Draco, is a Harry Potter villain, and other Luciuses have been portrayed on screen by Morgan Freeman, Joaquin Phoenix and Luke Wilson.

Real life namesakes include renowned World War II General Lucius B. Clay, and writer, photographer and bon vivant Lucius Beebe.

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Famous People Named Lucius

Pop Culture References for the name Lucius

Lucian, Luke, Lukas, Lukeus, Lucanus, Loukas, Lucis, Lucias, Lusio, Luce, Lucious, Luccheus, Lucais, Luc

Lucius's International Variations

Luca, Lucio (Spanish) Lucien (French)

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stepx Says:

2019-03-30T10:28:54

great name. My pediatrician as a boy was named Lucius. I adored him and adore the name now.

beachbear Says:

2016-09-16T02:56:20

I actually love this name...and I'm a Hufflepuff!

thesaltypeach Says:

2016-07-22T11:04:03

When I hear this, one thing and one thing only comes to mind: Lucius Malfoy.

Eleri Gwenllian Says:

2016-06-20T06:10:56

Very distinctive name - Lucius Cary, Viscount (Lord) Falkland, was a famous English Civil War hero and Captain Lucius O'Brien was a British naval hero.

NerdyNameGeek Says:

2016-05-30T16:54:14

If its pronounced Loo-cius I think it's cool but otherwise it makes me think of the Devil.

faith Says:

2015-11-04T15:12:48

like the pronunciation Loo-Shus

seafoamsage Says:

2015-05-20T20:04:54

Lucius is my son's name. It was one of the very few boy names my fiance and I considered for our child, given that we're both quite picky. I'd known of the name for a long time and was genuinely surprised to find out how many people had never heard of it (especially since it appears in a number of movies). But I tend to like uncommon names, and this one has so much historical, literary, and cultural background that it can never be considered faddish. It is both sophisticated and simple, powerful and ethereal, beautifully elegant and unabashedly masculine. I love its meaning, "light," since light is often symbolic of knowledge, intelligence, joy, comfort, love, hope, and a plethora of other good things. I've gotten quite a bit of positive feedback, and only occasionally has anyone said it sounds like Lucifer. When that comes up, I have to give people a speech on its etymology :)

Seriously why have more people not caught on to this name?

Sorceress Says:

2015-03-19T11:07:06

I agree with your description of Lucius. I also love Loo-see-us.

Rasputin (Распутин) Says:

2015-03-19T04:59:51

Another popular culture and historical Lucius is the character Lucius Vorenus from the HBO series "Rome", that was supposedly loosely based on a Roman centurion of the same name who was briefly mentioned in the diaries of Julius Caesar.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-02-12T11:21:33

Everyone seems to be quite enamoured by Lucien but, for me personally, it's all about Lucius. Lucius is elegant, charming, sophisticated, charistmatic, aristocratic, grand, regal, ancient, rare and stunning - all rolled into one. It really is the complete package. Although, I admit to being more partial to the traditional European "Loo-see-us", as opposed to the more English/American "Loo-shus".

Yes, it does remind me a bit of Lucifer, but that's just another reason to love it since Lucifer is actually a very moral character if you take the time to analyze the story. Overall, Lucius is definitely one of the names I'll be considering for a future son.