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Origin and Meaning of Lux

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Lux
To put out of joint; to luxate.

Etymology: Cf. F. luxer. See Luxate

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  1. A unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter; 0.0929 foot candle
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Notable Persons Named Lux

Lux Interior was a punk rock, rock, and roll musician. He was most active from 1972 to 2006. Lux was given the name Erick Lee Purkhiser on October 21st, 1946 in Akron, Ohio, U.S. Lux is also known as Lux Interior, Raven Beauty, and Vip Vop. He left this life on February 4th, 2009.


Lux was born on May 17th, 1985 in Los Angeles.



Lux was born on August 20th, 1894 in Zürich. Lux is also known as Guyer and Louise. She died in 1944.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lux

Venus was born on October 10th, 1990.


Son Lux is a singing and hip hop production. He has been prominent since 2008. Son was given the name Ryan Lott in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son is also known as Ryan Lott.


Germán Lux is a soccer player for the Deportivo de La Coruña, Club Atlético River Plate, RCD Mallorca, Argentina national under-20 football team, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. Germán was born on June 7th, 1982 in Carcarañá, Argentina.


Loretta Lux is an artist in the field of photography. Loretta was born in Dresden.


Adrian Lux is a techno and house music record producer and disc jockey. Adrian was given the name Prinz Adrian Johannes Hynne on May 1st, 1986.


Thomas Lux is a poet. Thomas was born on December 10th, 1946 in Northampton, Massachusetts.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2001 13 8 5
2002 16 16 0
2003 14 14 0
2004 6 6 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 19 14 5
2007 27 19 8
2008 23 18 5
2009 38 24 14
2010 109 84 25
2011 95 77 18
2012 115 94 21
2013 133 107 26
2014 151 124 27
2015 132 100 32
2016 133 100 33
2017 122 92 30
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Lux

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Popularity of Lux as a first name

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Popularity of Lux as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lux U.S.
  White 84.82% 64.26%
  African American 1.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lux

People with the last name Lux are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Lux

  • How Popular is the name Lux? Lux is the 9,557th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lux was the 5,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lux have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,165 babies born with the first name Lux in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lux to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lux? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Lux first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lux is Saturday, May 29th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Lux born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lux was in 2014 with a total of 124 babies.
  • Random Lux Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lux is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Lux: Your name in reverse order is Xul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uxl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lux? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,796 people with the last name Lux.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lux? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Lux 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.