Origin:French
Popularity:606
Meaning:light
Looking for a name that is distinctive and has old-fashioned charm but isn’t heard in every school hallway? Think about Lucille. Besides being the name of one of the most celebrated comedians of the 20th century (Lucille Ball), it’s BB King gave his guitars (and one of his songs). It comes from Lucia, whose famous namesake was a fourth-century patron saint of the blind (like Lucia, Lucille means “light”). “Saturday Night Live” alum Maya Rudolph gave her daughter the name in 2009.

Famous Lucilles

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Lucille Ball
    Actress, Comedian

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Name added. View your list