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Gender: female
Pronunciation: loo-KREE-shah
Meaning: profit, wealth, succeed
Related Names: Crecia, Lacretia, Loucrecia, Loucresha, Loucretia, Loucrezia, Lucrecia, Lucreecia, Lucreesha, Lucreisha, Lucresha, Lucrezia

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Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: lucretia Origin: Latin,, Meaning (no case): profit, wealth, succeed




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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The origin of the name Lucretia is questionable. Many authorities say it’s unknown; others claim it comes from the Latin lucror and means “profit,” “wealth,” or “succeed,” still more believe it’s of Etruscan origin, but its meaning has been lost.

In Roman legend, Lucretia, the virtuous wife of Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, was raped by Sextus Tarquinius, who was the son of the king of Rome. After the rape, she sent for her husband and her father, but they were unable to console her, so she committed suicide by stabbing herself in the heart. The resulting scandal resulted in the end of the monarchy.

Saint Lucretia, virgin martyr of Spain, was put to death during the Roman persecutions in the year 306. Her feast day is November 22nd.

The most well-known bearer of the name Lucretia is of course the infamous Lucretia Borgia. However modern historians believe she is unjustly remembered as a ruthless murderer and adulteress largely due to Victor Hugo’s Lercréce Borgia and Gaetano Donizett’s opera Lucrezia Borgia. In his book, Lucretia Borgia, Ferdinand Gregorovius presents an exhaustive collection of original documents and correspondence of her day in which she is portrayed as saintly, charming, gracious, and modest. He concludes that she was just a pawn of her evil and murderous father and brother.[1]

POPULARITY

In spite of the infamy associated with the name, Lucretia ranked in the top 1,000 girl names in the United States from 1880 through the mid 1970s

Year and rank:

  • 1880 – 200
  • 1890 – 550
  • 1900 – 630
  • 1910 – 741
  • 1920 – 754
  • 1930 – 743
  • 1940 – 694
  • 1950 – 828
  • 1960 – 806
  • 1970 – 871
  • 1990 – 1143

FACTS

  • According to the science of numerology, people with the name Lucretia strive to reach high goals; they’re decisive and good with money, and they work for balance between the spiritual and physical worlds.
  • Songs named Lucretia:
    • “Lucretia MacEvil” by Blood, Sweat & Tears
    • “Lucretia My Reflection” by The Sisters of Mercy
    • “Lucretia” by Megadeath
  • Lucretia Tox is a character in Charles Dickens' novel Dombey and Son.
  • Lucretia Prewett is Sirius Black’s aunt in the Harry Potter series.

NAMESAKES

As one may suspect, many movies have been made about Lucretia Borgia, including:

  • Lucrezia Borgia (2002) (TV)
  • The Night Show: Lucrezia Borgia Reveals All (1994) (TV mini-series)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1990)
  • Le Notti Segrete di Lucrezia Borgia (1982) (The Secret Nights of Lucrezia Borgia —USA)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1980) (TV)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1977) (TV)
  • Lucrezia Giovane (1974)
  • Lucrezia Borgia, l'amante del diavolo (1968)
  • Le Notti di Lucrezia Borgia (1959) (The Nights of Lucretia Borgia – USA)
  • Lucrèce Borgia (1953)
  • Bride of Vengeance (1949)
  • Lucrecia Borgia (1947)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1940)
  • Lucrèce Borgia (1935) (Lucrezia Borgia – USA)
  • Lucrezia Borgia; Or, Plaything of Power (1923)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1922)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1919)
  • The Eternal Sin (1917)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1912)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1910/I)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1910/II)
  • Lucrèce Borgia (1909)
  • Biography: Lucrezia Borgia: Pretty Poison (????)

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FAMOUS PERSONS


NOTES

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Author: Madeleine Wieder

Facts about LucretiaRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 8  +
Meaning profit, wealth, succeed  +
Meaningnc profit, wealth, succeed  +
Name lucretia  +
Origin Latin  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation loo-KREE-shah  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Crecia  +, Lacretia  +, Loucrecia  +, Loucresha  +, Loucretia  +, Loucrezia  +, Lucrecia  +, Lucreecia  +, Lucreesha  +, Lucreisha  +, Lucresha  +, and Lucrezia  +
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