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

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.

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)