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Girl Name: Lucretia

Name: Lucretia
Pronunciation: \l(u)-cre-tia, luc-retia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: succeed
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Tia
Variant forms: Crecia, Lacretia, Loucrecia, Loucresha, Loucretia, Loucrezia, Lucrece, Lucrecia, Lucreecia, Lucreesha, Lucreisha, Lucresha, Lucrezia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1143

Description

Lucretia \l(u)-cre-tia, luc-retia\ as a girl's name is pronounced loo-KREE-shah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lucretia is "succeed". The name of a Roman matron who committed suicide in public protest against dishonor. During the Renaissance, darker associations were given to the name through Lucrezia Borgia, sister to Cesare Borgia.

Lucretia has 13 variant forms: Crecia, Lacretia, Loucrecia, Loucresha, Loucretia, Loucrezia, Lucrece, Lucrecia, Lucreecia, Lucreesha, Lucreisha, Lucresha and Lucrezia.

For more information, see also the related name Tia.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Lucretia.

Popularity

Lucretia is a very popular first name for women (#1143 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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