Lucy

Lucy - A unique female name



  Jan 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lucy, meaning light, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #75. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lucy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lucy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lucy. The baby girl name Lucy was given to 3,770 baby girls in 2012, ranking #66 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 375 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lucy peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 66.



Famous with this name

Lucy Hale
Lucy Punch
Lucy Boynton


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Lucy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lucy is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #9 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #165.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lucy is where you live.


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Lucy origin and meaning

Lucy is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means light. To see famous people named Lucy, pop culture references for the name Lucy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lucy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lucy, sorted by popularity.

Lisa / Lois / Louise / Lacey / Leigh / Lucia / Luz / Lizzie / Lacy / Lexi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201266
201172
201075
2009101
2008112
2007135
2006151
2005170
2004203
2003219
2002258
2001307
2000322
1999366
1998391
1997379
1996407
1995445
1994471
1993483
1992472
1991479
1990453
1989444
1988436
1987441
1986434
1985464
1984487
1983486
1982457
1981488
1980485
1979550
1978601
1977584
1976513
1975530
1974485
1973496
1972452
1971471
1970444
1969389
1968340
1967340
1966322
1965309
1964302
1963306
1962288
1961280
1960267
1959252
1958242
1957229
1956222
1955215
1954200
1953199
1952204
1951216
1950207
1949195
1948200
1947204
1946196
1945178
1944180
1943176
1942173
1941156
1940154
1939155
1938154
1937151
1936147
1935141
1934134
1933129
1932128
1931127
1930119
1929117
1928113
1927112
1926106
1925102
192497
192392
192293
192193
192094
191991
191889
191786
191684
191579
191473
191377
191279
191177
191075

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah9
Minnesota23
Oregon29
Iowa30
District of Columbia34
Indiana35
Nebraska38
Washington38
Kansas38
Colorado39
Missouri39
Idaho39
Wisconsin39
Massachusetts47
Maine48
Vermont49
Pennsylvania54
Alabama55
Virginia56
North Dakota58
Kentucky59
Ohio62
Illinois62
Michigan65
Rhode Island65
Tennessee66
Connecticut67
New Hampshire72
Arizona73
Maryland74
Louisiana85
Oklahoma95
Georgia97
Montana97
South Carolina99
Alaska101
Arkansas101
North Carolina102
South Dakota109
Nevada115
New Jersey120
California125
Mississippi127
New York128
Delaware134
Hawaii140
Texas147
Florida155
New Mexico163
West Virginia165

Even more about Lucy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lucy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lucy?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lucy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 375
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,770

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