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Gender: Female Origin of Lucretia: Latin, female form of Lucretius, meaning unknown

The name Lucretia is a girl's name of Latin origin. Lucretia and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

A pretty and plausible Latin name that's gotten a bad rap through the years via a link to Lucrezia Borgia, who, though long considered a demon poisoner, was actually a patron of learning and the arts.

Lucretia is a U.S. First Lady name, borne by the wife of President James A. Garfield; a worthy namesake is Lucretia Mott, a Quaker abolitionist, and peace and women's rights advocate.

In the Harry Potter saga, Lucretia Black Prewett is a pure-blood witch.

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Famous People Named Lucretia

Lucretia Garfield, former First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President James Garfield
Lucretia Peabody Hale, American author and journalist
Lucretia Mott, American feminist and abolitionist
Lucretia Newman Coleman, Canadian-American author and journalist
Lucretia Maria Davidson, American poet
Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, American Southwest botanical illustrator; inspiration for a willow cultivar

Pop Culture References for the name Lucretia

Lucretia, the wife of the Roman Collatinus: rape victim and suicide in Roman legend
Lucretia Tox, character in "Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
Lucretia Prewett, aunt of Sirius Black in the "Harry Potter" series
Lucretia, Batiatus' wife, character on TV's "Spartacus"
Lucretia Colonna, princess whom Lord Monmouth (Harry Coningsby's grandfather) marries in "Coningsby" (1844) by Benjamin Disraeli
Lucretia, character in Barbara Cartland's book "The Bored Bridegroom"
Lucretia Yewbeam, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
"Lucretia My Reflection," song by English band The Sisters of Mercy
Lucretia, also known as the Director, in the podcast The Adventure Zone
Lucrezia Noin, character from the anime "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing"

Loucrezia, Loucresha, Lucresha, Lucrishia, Lucrisha, Lucreisha, Lucreesha, Loucrecia, Lucreecia

Lucretia's International Variations

Lucrezia (Italian) Lucrèce (French) Lucrecia (Spanish)


Daiseymae Says:


So? I am giving my opinion on the name. Move on.

Abbott Says:


All your original comment said was that is was "hideous".

Daiseymae Says:


That is why we post.

Abbott Says:



Abbott Says:


What's not to get?

CookieCrumbs Says:


I love how goth this name is.

paulapuddephatt Says:



Daiseymae Says:


I know! It is absolutely awful!

lillismonica Says:


I love classical names. This is beautiful. It sounds lovely. Flowing, graceful. I also love phoebe, cassandra, clodia, Julia, lavinia., Anna, rhea. I'm doing a classics degree. The Romans had great names. Not sure hortensia would work now though. Or Dido.

Shaybaby1 Says:


Sounds like "secretion", which brings up images of discharge and pus and oozing and...ew.

Luísa Says:


Most people hate this name and think it's hideous, but I think Lucretia is SO PRETTY!!! LOVE IT

IsolationHedge Says:


There's an opera called the Rape of Lucretia. I saw a poster for it the other day.

Annika Says:


This is my least favorite name. I don't get it.

Daiseymae Says:


Hideous name! It reminds me of the urban name Secretia.