Animals, Bright/Clear, Color, Female, L names, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf, Word names


Lux is a Latin word meaning “light” which comes from PIE root *lewk- (bright; light; to shine). Lux is also a Germanic short form of Lukas via Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the latter the name of an ancient region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of Latin lux “light”. It could also be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere “shining, bright”) meaning “sacred wood” or from Greek lykos meaning “wolf”. Lux is also a German and Dutch surname derived from Lukas.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European


Female forms:

  • Luxa (English)


Male forms:

  • Lukas (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Lithuanian)


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