a feminine name: var. Lucille, Lucinda; equiv. It. & Sp. Lucia
Origin of Lucyprobably via French Lucie from Classical Latin Lucia feminine of Lucius: see Lucius
(died 303?); It. martyr: her day is Dec. 13
The skeletal remains of a female hominin, Australopithecus afarensis, found in Ethiopia in 1974 and dated at about 3 million years old. Lucy is the most complete australopith skeleton yet discovered, being about 40 percent intact.
- (archaic) the pike (a kind of fish).
From Latin lÅ«cius.