(f) This name is the English form of Lucia,
feminine of the Latin name Lucius, ‘light.’ A more
accurate translation might be ‘dawn,’ for Lucia and
Lucius were used to name children born at day-break. Saint Lucy
was a popular saint in the Middle Ages and her name was well used
throughout Britain. It faded away in the nine- teenth century,
perhaps because the Lucys mentioned in literature around that
time were not particularly fortunate. Sir Walter Scott made Lucy
Ashton the Bride of Lammermoor in his novel of that name. She
tries to murder the man she has been forced to marry and dies
insane. Lucy has recently come back into fashion in England, and
there are signs that Scottish parents are also using it once more.
They also use the French form Lucie, and diminutives such as Lucilla,
Lucille, Lucinda, Lucetta, Lucette, Lucienne. Lucyna was also
used in Scotland in 1958. The Gaelic form of the name is Liusaidh.
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