Emily P. Contributor

Lucy, a name that's as timeless as the Beatles' psychedelic trip "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". It's a name that's been graced by comedy queens like Lucille Ball, and even the oldest known human ancestor, "Lucy" the Australopithecus. In Latin, Lucy means 'light', perfect for a dog that lights up your life with her wagging tail and slobbery kisses. Plus, it's a two-syllable name, which according to dog training experts, is the sweet spot for canine comprehension. So, if you want a name that's rich in history, pop culture, and dog-friendly, Lucy is a paw-some choice!

Traits associated with the name Lucy:

Dogs named Lucy tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Lucy?

That you have a fondness for classic names and a love for animals.

Is Lucy a good dog name?

Lucy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Lucy is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Lucy is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Lucy outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Lucy was, in the past month, the 83rd most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Lucy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Lucy was viewed 0 times, and liked 11 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Lucy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Lucy is most adored in Utah, Louisiana and Nevada.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Colorado, Idaho and Maine.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Lucy.

Most popular breeds named Lucy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Dachshund
  5. Golden Retriever

Famous dogs named Lucy:

  • film icon A labrador retriever named Lucy played a role in the movie Wendy and Lucy.

Lucy is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in the 1950s, thanks to "I Love Lucy".

traditional dog names

Popular since the 1930s, it's a classic choice inspired by "Peanuts".

country dog names

Popular in rural areas, it's often associated with classic, down-to-earth charm and simplicity.

cute dog names

Evokes sweetness, referencing popular characters like Peanuts' lovable Lucy van Pelt.

british dog names

Popular due to Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

hunting dog names

Popular among hunters due to its association with light, guidance, and vigilance, characteristics valued in hunting dogs.

Dog names like Lucy:

a woman of refinement
Beautiful; short for Isabella.
Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
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Lucy dog name meaning

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