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Lucina - Meaning of Lucina

What does Lucina mean?

[ 3 syll. lu-ci-na, luc-ina ] The baby girl name Lucina is pronounced Luw-CH-IY-Naa- †. Lucina is of Latin origin and it is used largely in the English language. The meaning of the name is 'she who brings children into light'. The name was borne in Roman mythology by Juno, the queen of the gods; Lucina was her epithet. The name Lucina was originally from the element lucus, named after a grove of lotus trees on the Esquiline Hill in which a 375 BC temple was dedicated to the goddess and tended by the Vestal virgins. By 2 BC, the goddess was associated with childbirth as 'lucina' was thought to derive from the Latin element lux. The meaning of the name thus came to be known as 'she who brings children into the light'.

In addition, Lucina is a familiar form (English) of Lucia (Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish) and a variation of Lucy (English).

A variation of Lucina is Lucine (French).

See also the related categories, queen, gods, trees (forest), light (sun), lotus, roman, element, goddess, and epithet.

Lucina is irregularly used as a baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly linked to Lucina, Lucy was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Lucina include Lachina, Lacyann, Lailanie, Lajeanne, Lalanie, Lalany, Lasean, Leahan, Leean, Leewan, Lelanie, Leonine, Lianie, Liany, Liliam, Lilian, Lilium, Lilyan, Lionee, and Lioney.

† Pronunciation for Lucina: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"


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