Luce (pr. loo-che in Italian; loos/ luys in French) is the Italian and French form of Lucia, itself the feminine form of Lucius meaning “light” from Latin lux from the Proto-Indo-European word *lewk- (white; light; bright). It was an Ancient Roman given name that was very popular during its time. Luce is also the Italian word for light. Although generally a female name it has had usage as a male name as well. Luce is also a surname derived from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European




  • Lucia (Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman)
  • Lucie (French, Czech, English)
  • Lucette (French diminutive of Luce)
  • Lucetta (English)
  • Lucilla (Italian, Ancient Roman diminutive of Lucia)
  • Lucila (Spanish)
  • Llúcia (Catalan)
  • Luca (Hungarian, Croatian)
  • Lucija (Slovene, Croatian)
  • Luus (Limburgish, Dutch)
  • Lucinda (English, Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Lucile (French, English)
  • Lucille (French, English)
  • Luzia (German, Portuguese)
  • Lūcija (Latvian)
  • Liucija (Lithuanian)
  • Łucja (Polish)
  • Lucja (Polish)
  • Lúcia (Portuguese)
  • Liùsaidh (Scottish)
  • Lucía (Spanish)
  • Lleucu (Welsh)


Male forms:

  • Lucio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Lucius (Ancient Roman, English)
  • Loukios (Ancient Roman)
  • Lucjusz (Polish)
  • Lúcio (Portuguese)


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