Lucian

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
324
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lucian

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  • According to a user from Mississippi, United States, the name Lucian is of Latin origin and means "Man of Light".
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Wiktionary

Latin Lucianus, either a derivative of the Roman praenomen Lucius, from lux (“light”); or from Ancient Greek Λουκιανός (Loukianós), of obscure meaning.

  1. A sophist who was of Syrian origin.
  2. A male given name, rare in the English-speaking world.

Lucian was also found in the following language(s): Romanian

Notable Persons Named Lucian

Lucian Freud was an artist. Lucian was given the name Lucian Michael Freud on December 8th, 1922 in Berlin, Germany. He left this life on July 20th, 2011.

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Lucian Pulvermacher was a christian bishop. Lucian was born on April 20th, 1918. He left this life on November 30th, 2009.

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Lucian is a novelist, rhetorician, and rhetoric. Lucian was born in Samosata.

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Lucian Piane is a composer, record producer, and music producer. Lucian was born on October 4th, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Lucian is also known as RevoLucian.

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Lucian Bute is a boxer. Lucian was born on February 28th, 1980 in Pechea, Galați, Romania.

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Lucian Sânmărtean is a soccer player for the Ittihad FC, AF Gloria Bistrița, Panathinaikos F.C., FC Utrecht, FC Vaslui, FC Steaua București, Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Lucian was born on March 13th, 1980 in Bistrița, Romania. Lucian is also known as Sânmărtean and Lucian Iulian.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lucian

Lucian is a novelist, rhetorician, and rhetoric. Lucian was born in Samosata.

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Dejuan Lucian is a hip hop music musician. They were most prominent from 2001 to present.

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Leu Lucian is an athlete for the FC Hasental.

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Nicusan Lucian is an athlete for the City'US Târgu Mureș.

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How popular is the baby name Lucian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 30 0 30
1882 21 0 21
1883 21 0 21
1884 20 0 20
1885 25 0 25
1886 18 0 18
1887 19 0 19
1888 26 0 26
1889 21 0 21
1890 16 0 16
1891 8 0 8
1892 17 0 17
1893 19 0 19
1894 17 0 17
1895 15 0 15
1896 19 0 19
1897 13 0 13
1898 20 0 20
1899 16 0 16
1900 21 0 21
1901 12 0 12
1902 13 0 13
1903 12 0 12
1904 13 0 13
1905 16 0 16
1906 11 0 11
1907 20 0 20
1908 21 0 21
1909 23 0 23
1910 17 0 17
1911 33 0 33
1912 49 0 49
1913 59 0 59
1914 80 0 80
1915 124 0 124
1916 121 0 121
1917 105 0 105
1918 102 0 102
1919 80 0 80
1920 123 0 123
1921 98 0 98
1922 123 0 123
1923 103 0 103
1924 109 5 104
1925 101 0 101
1926 78 0 78
1927 90 0 90
1928 68 0 68
1929 74 5 69
1930 83 0 83
1931 65 0 65
1932 57 0 57
1933 55 0 55
1934 52 0 52
1935 39 0 39
1936 47 0 47
1937 50 0 50
1938 51 0 51
1939 47 0 47
1940 42 0 42
1941 47 0 47
1942 60 0 60
1943 45 0 45
1944 63 0 63
1945 43 0 43
1946 49 0 49
1947 49 0 49
1948 40 0 40
1949 52 0 52
1950 36 0 36
1951 65 0 65
1952 67 0 67
1953 45 0 45
1954 42 0 42
1955 54 0 54
1956 37 0 37
1957 35 0 35
1958 32 0 32
1959 34 0 34
1960 50 0 50
1961 35 0 35
1962 22 0 22
1963 36 0 36
1964 37 0 37
1965 27 0 27
1966 21 0 21
1967 23 0 23
1968 22 0 22
1969 28 0 28
1970 28 0 28
1971 22 0 22
1972 27 0 27
1973 20 0 20
1974 16 0 16
1975 30 6 24
1976 36 0 36
1977 36 5 31
1978 33 0 33
1979 34 0 34
1980 43 0 43
1981 29 0 29
1982 37 0 37
1983 28 0 28
1984 28 0 28
1985 25 0 25
1986 25 0 25
1987 16 0 16
1988 34 0 34
1989 35 0 35
1990 37 0 37
1991 30 0 30
1992 24 0 24
1993 45 0 45
1994 32 0 32
1995 33 0 33
1996 34 0 34
1997 52 0 52
1998 41 0 41
1999 45 0 45
2000 60 0 60
2001 71 0 71
2002 73 0 73
2003 82 0 82
2004 142 0 142
2005 217 0 217
2006 249 0 249
2007 287 6 281
2008 270 0 270
2009 425 0 425
2010 448 0 448
2011 418 0 418
2012 435 0 435
2013 392 0 392
2014 445 5 440
2015 419 0 419
2016 425 0 425
2017 462 0 462

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Popularity of Lucian as a first name

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Popularity of Lucian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lucian U.S.
  White 89.51% 64.26%
  African American 4.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lucian

People with the last name Lucian are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lucian

  • What name lists does Lucian rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lucian? Lucian is the 2,446th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lucian was the 61,899th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lucian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,337 babies born with the first name Lucian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lucian to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lucian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Lucian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lucian is Friday, April 3rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Lucian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lucian was in 2017 with a total of 462 babies.
  • Random Lucian Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lucian ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 16 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Lucian: Your name in reverse order is Naicul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Licnau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lucian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 324 people with the last name Lucian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lucian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lucian as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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