The name Lucy is a girl's name of English, Latin origin meaning "light". Lucy is ranked #51 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".
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Lucy was fashionable first in England and Wales but now is popular in the US as well. That's due to its attractiveness on so many levels: Lucy is both saucy and solid, a saint's name and heroine of several great novels, and is associated with characters as diverse as the bossy Lucy in Peanuts, the psychedelic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," and the madcap I Love Lucy.
The English form of the equally appealing Roman Lucia, which derives from the Latin word "lux" meaning "light," Lucy/Lucia was at one time given to girls born at dawn. Lucy Lockit was featured in John Gay's comic opera The Beggar's Opera; Lucy Snowe is a main character in Charlotte Brontë's novel Villette.
Currently, Lucy Liu has imparted a new strength to the name; Lucy Stone was an important American activist. Lucy is one of the most popular girls' names starting with L.
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