Lucille

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223k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lucille

"Lucille" is a name of French origin, and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From French Lucille.

  1. A female given name.

Lucille was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Lucille

Joan Crawford was an actress. She was most active from 1925 to 1972. Joan was given the name Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23rd, 1904 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. She left this life on May 10th, 1977.

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Lucille Ball was an actress, comedienne, model, film studio executive, and tv producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1932 to 1989. Lucille was given the name Lucille Désirée Ball on August 6th, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, U.S. Lucille is also known as Lucille Ball Morton, Lucille Ball Arnaz, Diane Belmont, Lucy Ball, Lucy Arnaz, and Lucy Morton. She left this life on April 26th, 1989.

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Lucy Lawless is an actress and musician. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Lucy was given the name Lucille Frances Ryan on March 29th, 1968 in Mount Albert, New Zealand.

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Dale Evans was an actress and singer-songwriter. Her career lasted from 1942 to 2001. Dale was given the name Lucille Wood Smith on October 31st, 1912 in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. She passed away on February 7th, 2001.

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Lucille Soong is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Lucille was given the name Sòng Jìngxiù on August 15th, 1938 in Tianjin.

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Lucille La Verne was an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1888 to 1937. Lucille was born on November 7th, 1872 in Nashville, Tennessee. She left this life on March 4th, 1945.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 40 40 0
1881 48 48 0
1882 85 85 0
1883 66 66 0
1884 94 94 0
1885 100 100 0
1886 139 139 0
1887 149 149 0
1888 179 179 0
1889 208 208 0
1890 241 241 0
1891 252 252 0
1892 380 380 0
1893 368 368 0
1894 440 440 0
1895 532 532 0
1896 637 637 0 #86 girl name
1897 648 648 0 #82 girl name
1898 795 795 0 #80 girl name
1899 812 812 0 #71 girl name
1900 1,190 1,182 8 #67 girl name
1901 900 894 6 #70 girl name
1902 1,087 1,087 0 #61 girl name
1903 1,193 1,193 0 #57 girl name
1904 1,357 1,351 6 #53 girl name
1905 1,538 1,533 5 #50 girl name
1906 1,686 1,676 10 #46 girl name
1907 1,860 1,853 7 #45 girl name
1908 2,089 2,080 9 #38 girl name
1909 2,206 2,192 14 #36 girl name
1910 2,703 2,692 11 #31 girl name
1911 2,753 2,740 13 #32 girl name
1912 3,774 3,763 11 #32 girl name
1913 4,113 4,098 15 #31 girl name
1914 5,341 5,320 21 #30 girl name
1915 7,028 7,006 22 #29 girl name
1916 7,262 7,241 21 #30 girl name
1917 7,555 7,528 27 #29 girl name
1918 7,923 7,902 21 #29 girl name
1919 7,879 7,856 23 #27 girl name
1920 8,005 7,988 17 #29 girl name
1921 7,718 7,697 21 #31 girl name
1922 7,173 7,152 21 #33 girl name
1923 6,943 6,915 28 #35 girl name
1924 6,762 6,745 17 #37 girl name
1925 6,418 6,396 22 #41 girl name
1926 5,791 5,759 32 #43 girl name
1927 5,658 5,634 24 #45 girl name
1928 5,113 5,092 21 #51 girl name
1929 4,518 4,501 17 #57 girl name
1930 4,348 4,328 20 #59 girl name
1931 3,883 3,855 28 #62 girl name
1932 3,679 3,650 29 #63 girl name
1933 3,130 3,114 16 #78 girl name
1934 2,969 2,947 22 #84 girl name
1935 2,907 2,887 20 #85 girl name
1936 2,642 2,631 11 #92 girl name
1937 2,649 2,638 11 #98 girl name
1938 2,492 2,478 14
1939 2,328 2,312 16
1940 2,280 2,270 10
1941 2,226 2,205 21
1942 2,307 2,297 10
1943 2,261 2,251 10
1944 1,991 1,985 6
1945 1,890 1,885 5
1946 1,963 1,957 6
1947 1,998 1,998 0
1948 1,854 1,854 0
1949 1,758 1,753 5
1950 1,562 1,552 10
1951 1,477 1,477 0
1952 1,459 1,454 5
1953 1,498 1,493 5
1954 1,332 1,332 0
1955 1,141 1,141 0
1956 1,044 1,044 0
1957 945 945 0
1958 818 818 0
1959 793 793 0
1960 677 677 0
1961 634 634 0
1962 527 527 0
1963 499 499 0
1964 477 477 0
1965 414 414 0
1966 358 358 0
1967 300 300 0
1968 272 272 0
1969 259 259 0
1970 236 236 0
1971 202 202 0
1972 158 158 0
1973 121 121 0
1974 131 131 0
1975 105 105 0
1976 135 135 0
1977 120 120 0
1978 88 88 0
1979 105 105 0
1980 126 126 0
1981 100 100 0
1982 108 108 0
1983 124 124 0
1984 97 97 0
1985 94 94 0
1986 96 96 0
1987 96 96 0
1988 96 96 0
1989 113 113 0
1990 112 112 0
1991 99 99 0
1992 89 89 0
1993 113 113 0
1994 131 131 0
1995 115 115 0
1996 119 119 0
1997 132 132 0
1998 142 142 0
1999 163 163 0
2000 154 154 0
2001 192 192 0
2002 199 199 0
2003 252 252 0
2004 284 284 0
2005 322 322 0
2006 385 385 0
2007 380 380 0
2008 503 503 0
2009 536 536 0
2010 631 631 0
2011 665 665 0
2012 788 788 0
2013 875 875 0
2014 970 970 0
2015 1,115 1,115 0
2016 1,122 1,122 0

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Popularity of Lucille as a first name

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Common last names for Lucille

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Allen
  • Lewis

Fun Facts about the name Lucille

  • How Popular is the name Lucille? Lucille is the 335th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lucille have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 222,829 babies born with the first name Lucille in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lucille to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lucille? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 40 new born babies.
  • When was Lucille first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lucille is Monday, October 6th, 1862.
  • What year had the most people named Lucille born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lucille was in 1920 with a total of 7,988 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lucille!
  • Random Lucille Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lucille ranks 33rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 133 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Lucille: Your name in reverse order is Ellicul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ellcuil. How do you pronounce that?

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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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