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Lucy
Pronunciation English: /ˈluːsi/ LOO-see, French: [lysi]
Gender Female
Meaning Light
Region of origin Latin
Origin Latin
Related names Luci, Luce, Lucia, Lucie, Lucey, Lucio, Lucile, Luciana, Luciano, Lucinda, Luca
Popularity Popular names page

Lucy is an English and French feminine given name derived from Latin masculine given name Lucius with the meaning of Light. Alternative spellings are Luci, Luce, Lucie. Lucy is also an American, Australian, Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French surname.

The English Lucy surname is taken from the Norman language that was Latin-based and derives from place names in Normandy based on Latin male personal name Lucius. It was transmitted to England after the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century (see also De Lucy).

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Lucy
Pronunciation English: /ˈluːsi/ LOO-see, French: [lysi]
Gender Female
Meaning Light
Region of origin Latin
Origin Latin
Related names Luci, Luce, Lucia, Lucie, Lucey, Lucio, Lucile, Luciana, Luciano, Lucinda, Luca
Popularity Popular names page

Lucy is an English and French feminine given name derived from Latin masculine given name Lucius with the meaning of Light. Alternative spellings are Luci, Luce, Lucie. Lucy is also an American, Australian, Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French surname.

The English Lucy surname is taken from the Norman language that was Latin-based and derives from place names in Normandy based on Latin male personal name Lucius. It was transmitted to England after the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century (see also De Lucy).

Feminine name variants

People

Given name

Surname

See also


Source material

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Lucy
by William Wordsworth

    She dwelt among the untrodden ways
      Beside the springs of Dove;
    A maid whom there were none to praise,
      And very few to love.

    A violet by a mossy stone
      Half-hidden from the eye!
    Fair as a star, when only one
      Is shining in the sky.

    She lived unknown, and few could know
      When Lucy ceased to be;
    But she is in her grave, and, oh,
      The difference to me!


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also lucy

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English

Etymology

Medieval English vernacular form of Lucia, name of a Sicilian martyr, from the Latin feminine form of the Roman praenomen Lucius, from lux "light".

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Lucy

  1. A female given name
  2. A surname derived from place names in Normandy based on a male personal name, from Latin Lucius.

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Quotations

  • 1593, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 1: Act IV, Scene IV:
    Here is Sir William Lucy, who with me / Set from our o'ermatch'd forces forth for aid.
  • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene: V:iv:9:
    Then did my younger brother Amidas / Love that same other Damzell, Lucy bright,/ To whom but little dowre allotted was;/ Her vertue was the dowre, that did delight.
  • 1798 William Wordsworth: She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways:
    She lived unknown, and few would know / When Lucy ceased to be;/ But she is in her grave, and, oh,/ The difference to me!
  • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
    But certainly there are some names which seem to belong to particular classes of character, to form the mind and even influence the destiny: Louisa, now; - is not your Louisa necessarily a die-away damsel, who reads novels, and holds her head on one side, languishing and given to love! Is not Lucy a pretty soubrette, a wearer of cast gowns and cast smiles, smart and coquettish!
  • 2009 Dora Raymond, Aunt Dora's Legacy, AuthorHouse, ISBN 1438980663, page 19 ( Lucy Who ):
    Now we'll just use a fiction name / Lucy that sounds nice / A name we can remember / Without repeating twice / / My name is so old fashioned / And they are very few / But some will have a puzzled look / And whisper Lucy who?

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