Meaning and Origin of: Lucy

Meaning and Origin of Lucy

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Riches
  • Latin : Light

What does Lucy mean and stand for?

The name Lucy is of Latin origin and means "light". Lucy is the English form of Roman Lucia, but still holds the same meaning of "light".

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish, English, and French : variant spelling of Lucey.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Lucy has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2010, and breaking the top 50 for the first time in 2019 in the last two decades.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in December 2016.

At one point in time, Lucy was a name given only to those girls born at dawn. The name has since gained momentum, and is popular in the US, England, and Wales. The name is also a popular one for characters, as seen in Peanuts, I Love Lucy, The Beggar's Opera, Chronicles of Narnia, and Charlotte Bronte's Villette. The name also gained popularity after The Beatles' song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds topped charts.

Where is it Popular?

Lucy was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Lucy

  • Ce
  • CeCe
  • Luce

Pairs well with these middle names