Sadie Frost as Lucy Westenra

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Meaning: “Light”
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: LOO-see
Origin: Latin, English
Other forms of the name: Lucasta, Lucinda, Lucia, Lucille, Lleucu, Liùsaidh

The name Lucy is the English form of the name Lucia; Lucia is the feminine form of the name Lucius which comes from the Latin lux meaning “light”. Lucy has been in use in England since at least the Middle Ages, in America it appears on the US most popular names all the way back in 1880 where it ranked at #44. Last year it ranked at #75, showing that it is a true classic. In Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, Lucy Westenra is the heroine’s best friend. She is a virginal young English aristocrat that is fond of wearing white. She has already stolen the hearts of three men at the age of nineteen. Lucy eventually decides to marry Lord Arthur Holmwood but before they can marry she falls ill mysteriously. We then find out Dracula has been draining her of blood, she is then turned into one of the undead. Poor Lucy eventually has to be killed by Arthur to stop her. My favorite actress to play Lucy has to be Sadie Frost in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” by Francis Ford Coppola.
Lucy Maud Montgomery, or as she’s better known, L.M. Montgomery, is a writer famous for her “Anne of Green Gables” series. There are two Saint Lucy’s and two Blessed Lucy’s.

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