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From Latin Lucilla, feminine diminutive form of the praenomen Lucius.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.
    • 1966 L. P. Hartley, The Betrayal, H. Hamilton, page 54:
      - - - She was called Lucy and I was called Lucilla, after her, which is just a shade of difference. Lucy is more lovable than Lucilla, don't you think?" "Lucilla is a charming name," said Richard.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rarely used. The form Lucille became common in the 20th century.