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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • French, Latin : Light

What Does Lucille Mean and Stand For? 

The name Lucille comes from the Latin name Lucilla, meaning "light." It is a feminine version of Louis and a variation of Lucile. 


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How Popular Is The Name Lucille

Famous people who gave their babies this name

What Does the Name Lucille Mean? 

Lucille is a girls' name of French origin, meaning "light". It is a French variation of the Latin name Lucilla. 

The name Lucille dates back to the Roman Empire. It was a particularly popular name in the United States in the 1950s, but declined in popularity throughout the second half of the 20th century. The name is now having a comeback after reappearing on the baby name charts in 2003. 

How Popular is the Name Lucille? 

Lucille is the #276 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been slowly rising on the charts, appearing at #938 in 2003. 

However, Lucille ranks #2 on 

According to Google search administration data, in the last five years Lucille was at its peak popularity in December 2021. 

Popularity of the Name Lucille in the United States 

Lucille was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Alaska
  • New York
  • Wisconsin
  • New Jersey 
  • California

Famous People Named Lucille and Lucille in Pop Culture 

The most famous Lucille was actress and comedian Lucille Ball, who was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards and won five. 

Other famous Lucille include the actresses Lucille Bliss, Lucille (Lucy) Hale, and Lucille (Lucy) Lawless. 

The late American actress Joan Crawford was actually born Lucille LeSueur. 

The name Lucille features in movies, TV, and books such as the Peanut series, General Hospital, The Walking Dead, and Coronation Street

In the TV comedy Arrested Development, there are two characters named Lucille. Lucille Bluth is played by the late Jessica Walters, and Lucille Austero is played by Liza Minnelli. 

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