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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Luce
A pike when full grown.

Etymology: OF. lus, L. lucius a kind of fish

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
  2. United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)

From Old French lus, luis, from Latin lūcius.

  1. The pike, Esox lucius, when fully grown.

luce was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Luce

Luce Irigaray is a philosopher. Luce was born on May 3rd, 1930 in Blaton.


Luce is a pop music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Luce was given the name Lucie Brunet on January 28th, 1990 in Perpignan. Luce is also known as Luce.


Lucé Vela is a First Lady of Puerto Rico. Lucé was born in Madrid.


Luce was born on June 17th, 1925 in Reims. She left this life on June 6th, 2001.


Luce was born in 1908. She left this life in 2000.


Luce was born on July 24th, 1977.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Luce

Henry Luce was a publisher; journalist. Henry was given the name Henry Robinson Luce by his parent Henry W. Luce on April 3rd, 1898 in Penglai, Shandong. He breathed his last breath on February 28th, 1967.


Clare Boothe Luce was an editing, playwright, politician, journalist, and diplomat. She was most prominent from 1953 to 1956. Clare was born on March 10th, 1903 in New York City, N.Y., U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 9th, 1987.


The Lord Luce is an office holder. The was born on October 14th, 1936 in Westminster.


Edward was born on June 1st, 1968 in Sussex.


Robert Duncan Luce was a scientist in the fields of cognitive science, mathematical psychology, and mathematician. Robert was born on May 16th, 1925. He breathed his last breath on August 11th, 2012.


Renan Luce is a chanson musician. Renan was born on March 5th, 1980.


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Popularity of Luce as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luce U.S.
  White 93.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

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People with the last name Luce are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Luce

  • How Popular is the name Luce? Luce is the 70,967th most popular name of all time. As a last name Luce was the 3,672nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luce have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Luce in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luce? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Luce first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luce is Friday, July 25th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Luce born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luce was in 1922 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Luce: Your name in reverse order is Ecul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cleu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luce? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,704 people with the last name Luce.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luce? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Luce as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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