Lucius

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Lucius
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Pronunciation Latin LU-kius, English LU-shus or LU-see-us, Italian LOO-shuss
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Latin from praenomen Lucius (praenomen)
Meaning Light
Region of origin Ancient Rome
Other names
Related names Lucianus, Lucas, Lucillus, Lucinus, Lucio

Lucius (/ˈlsɪəs/, /ˈlʃəs/; Greek: Λούκιος Loukios, Etruscan: Luvcie) is a male given name derived from Lucius (abbreviated L.), one of the small group of common Latin forenames (praenomina) found in the culture of ancient Rome. Lucius derives from latin word Lux (gen. lucis), meaning "light" (<PIE *leuk- "brightness", Latin verb lucere "to shine"), and is a cognate of name Lucas. Another etymology proposed is a derivation from Etruscan Lauchum (or Lauchme) meaning "king", which however was transferred into Latin as Lucumo.[1]

Lucius is an English masculine given name and a rare German and Dutch surname. Lucius has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, as Lucio.

Given name[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • Lucius, fictional character in the Apuleius novel The Golden Ass
  • Lucius, fictional character in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • Lucius, fictional character in the play Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
  • Lucius, fictional character in the PlayStation 3 game, Trinity Universe
  • Lucius, fictional character, played by Michael Clarke Duncan, in the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Lucius, fictional character, played by Ron Randell, in the 1961 film King of Kings
  • Lucius (Emperor), fictional character in Le Morte d'Arthur
  • Lucius Best, fictional character in the 2004 film The Incredibles
  • Lucius Brockway, fictional character in the Ralph Ellison novel Invisible Man
  • Lucius Down, fictional character in the Jeff Smith comic Bone
  • Lucius Faversham, fictional character in the radio comedy The Penny Dreadfuls Present...
  • Lucius Fox, fictional character in the Batman comic books and movies
  • Lucius Hunt, fictional character in the 2004 film The Village by M. Night Shyamalan
  • Lucius Lavin, fictional character in the television series Stargate Atlantis
  • Lucius Malfoy, fictional character in the in J.K. Rowling series Harry Potter series
  • Lucius Petrus Dextrus, fictional character in the television series Doctor Who
  • Lucius Provine, fictional character in the William Faulkner short story A Bear Hunt
  • Lucius Quick, fictional character in the William Faulkner novel The Reivers
  • Lucius the Eternal, fictional character in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
  • Lucius Vorenus, fictional character in the television series Rome
  • Lucius Wagner, fictional character in the video game Lucius

Surname[edit]

Lucius
Family name
Pronunciation LU-shus or LU-see-us
Meaning "Light"
Related names Lucio, Luci, Lucy, Luce, Lucey, Lučić, Lucci, Luzi, Luzio, Luzzo, Luzzi, Luchi, Lucioni, Lucchi, Lucini, Luccini

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonfante G., Bonfante L. (1983). Etruscan language: an introduction. NY, 1983. P. 59