Luciana is a Latin girl’s name that means “light”. Luciana is common in southern European countries such as Spain, Italy, and Portugal. Luciana has a more refined sound than alternatives Lucy and Lucia.

Meaning of the name Luciana:

Latin: light

Origin of the name Luciana:

Luciana is a Latin name that means “light”. Luciana is commonly used in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Romania. Luciana is derived from the ancient Roman surname Lucianus.

Symbolism of the name Luciana:

The term guiding light applies here. Luciana is a light in the dark, helping others through rough times with a positive, warm heart.

Style of the name Luciana:


Gender of the name Luciana:

Luciana is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Luciana:

loo-CHA-na (Italian), loo-THYA-na(European Spanish), loo-SYA-na (Latin American Spanish)

Number of syllables in the name Luciana:


Emotion evoked from the name Luciana:

Luciana evokes feelings of refinement and charm.

Alternative spellings for the name Luciana:

Lucyana, Lucianna, Luchyana

Nicknames for the name Luciana:

Popularity of the name Luciana:

According to the Social Security Administration, Luciana has been sporadically popular in the US. Luciana was in the top 1000 names for a few years in the 1970’s and only returned to the list in 2006. Luciana peaked at #350 in 2018.

Related names for the name Luciana:

Great middle names for the name Luciana and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Luciana:

  • Luciana Caporaso (English actress and singer)
  • Luciana Paluzzi (Italian-American actress)
  • Luciana Serra (Italian operatic soprano)
  • Luciana Gimenez Morad (Brazilian model)
  • Luciana Souza (Brazilian jazz singer)

Lucianas in popular culture:

  • Luciana Mazzei (television/comics, “Strike Witches”)
  • Luciana (literature, “Catch,22” by Joseph Heller)
  • Princess Luciana (film, “Barbie in the Island Princess”)
  • Luciana Vega (American Girl of the Year 2018)
  • Luciana Galvez (television, “Fear the Walking Dead”)