Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Lucy f. Latin lucia 'light'.

The name of a 3rd-4th C martyr who was one of the eight women, along with Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass, which contributed to the popularity of the name in the Middle Ages.

While sometimes considered to be a feminine form of Luke, the names are in fact unrelated.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Lucia BoonenGes p. 324, Lucie ibid. p. 373
Czech Republic
Latin
1351 Lucie (dat) chlumecky 38; 1353 Lucze (dat) ibid. 96
England
Latin
1189 Lucia (nom) GASurv p. 230; 1222 Lucia (nom) StPaulDom p. 2, lucie (gen) ibid. p. 43; 1240 Lucia (nom) ibid. p. 120; 1256 Lucia (nom) EARNb p. 4; 1340xc1450 Lucia (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6; 1377 Luce (gen) FenPT-2 p. 4; 1381 Lucia (nom) ibid. p. 6, Suffolk1381 p. 98; 1557 Lucia (nom) StMartF p. 59; 1561 Lucia (nom) Chst-1 p. 10; 1571 Lucæ (gen) ibid. p. 11
Dutch
1594 Lucia AuFr Becker
Middle English
1395 luce EEW p. 6; 1411 lucie ibid. p. 18, lucye ibid. p. 18
Early Modern English
1530 Lucie LIWill-III p. 33; 1542 Luce DEmar-vol1 p. 78; 1559 Llewky RegSASel p. 4; 1560 leyky ibid. p. 5; 1571 Luce BEmar-vol2 p. 2; 1574 Luce StAnthonlin p. 23, bruton-vol1 p. 41; 1575 Luce OrpingtonKe p. 4; 1581 Luce DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1595 Luce BUmar-vol1 p. 27; 1599 Luce DEmar-vol2 p. 41
France
Latin
1030 Lucia (nom) StVdM-II 682; 1135 Luca (abl) clairvaux-12thc 7, Lucia (nom) ibid. 7; 1147 Luca (nom) ibid. 14, Luce (gen) ibid. 14, Lucia (abl) ibid. 14; 1163 Lucie (gen) ibid. 99; 1179 Luca (nom) ibid. 180, Lucia (nom) ibid. 179; 1260 Lucia (nom) ArrestReg-volI XIV, St. Martin, Lucie (gen) ibid. XIV, St. Martin
Old French
1296 Luce paris1296 p. 12
1299 Lucete (obl) HistHdVParis p. 148
Middle French
1564 Luce RegPCC-1 p. 51; 1565 Luce ibid. p. 119; 1566 Luce ibid. p. 237; 1567 Luce ibid. p. 311; 1568 Luce ibid. p. 389
1563 Lucette RegPCC-1 p. 23; 1564 Lucette ibid. p. 83; 1565 Lucette ibid. p. 171; 1566 Lucette ibid. p. 265; 1567 Lucette ibid. p. 298; 1568 Lucette ibid. p. 366; 1570 Lucette ibid. p. 426; 1571 Lucette ibid. p. 472
Germany
Latin
1394 Lucia (nom) SMM p. 168
Early New High German
1405 Lucein (gen) mairhofer DCLXXIX
Italy
Latin
1164 Luca (nom) Livi p. 39; 1366 Lucia (nom) ibid. 2, Luciam (acc) ibid. 9; 1514 Lucia (nom) SSPI p. 274; 1522x1532 Lucia (nom) DSF p. 58, 37; 1527 Lucia (nom) Rome1527 p. 87
Italian
1513x1521 Lucia LeoX p. 15
Lithuania
Polish
1545 Luchnę (acc) Kaunas2006 p. 82, 90
Spain
Catalan
1131 Loucia RusGeb p. 263
Spanish
1576 Lucia Catalogo-5.2 4036
Sweden
Latin
1350 Lucie (dat) SDHK no. 6023
Wales
Latin
1452 Lleuki (nom) ArchCambIII p. 72
Welsh
1583 Llyckie RegCon1 p. 40
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Lucy". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Lucy.