Lucifer Name Meaning & Origin
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If you're here, you should already know that Lucifer is Latin for "light bringer" or "morning star". This stems from the ancient pagan religions, where Venus was worshiped as the bringer of the dawn (light bringer). Venus is visible before sunrise, being the brightest "star" in the sky. As the dawn comes, Venus is still visible in the sky (morning star). Anyone who claims they wouldn't use the name Lucifer because they're Christian isn't a very good Christian. Try reading the bible instead of believing the stories you heard when you were a kid. Never once was the name Lucifer used for Satan until John Milton's Paradise Lost. The name Lucifer appears -twice- in the Bible: First used in the book of Isaiah, to describe the King of Babylon who believed himself to be greater than God and was struck down for his blasphemy. The second time is in Revelation when Jesus Christ identifies himself as Lucifer, calling himself the Morning Star. There are other uses of morning star in the bible that aren't relevant to the point I'm making, but to be clear: Lucifer is NOT the name of the devil. Lucifer is NOT the name of some rebel angel who became Satan. The story you heard about that has NO BIBLICAL FOUNDATION.
This could work with Christian faith if you’re naming the child after Saint Lucifer of Cagliari. The vast majority of Bibles don’t even mention Lucifer anyway.
Lucifer is a gorgeous name. If I was blessed with a boy, I would name him Lucifer. It's no worse than naming your daughter Jezebel.
Lucifer is actually a very strong name if you dont go by the Christian faith. It actually means the morning star or the bringer of light. My stepson's name is Marcel Lucipher, and even though I thought it was strange at first but now I find it to be a very strong name... once I put my own thoughts aside.
What an elegant name! I have no idea what these people are going on about, or what 'devil' is, but I love it. I might name my son Lucifer.
I'm named Lucifer. And I really like my name, no matter what you say about it.
What more perfect name for a baby boy? So beautiful.
Oh, come on, you've gotta be kidding!
REALLY? Someone would really use this on a child? ...Just plain cruel!!!!! Everyone knows this is synonymous with the devil. Why would you do that to a child????
Ummm... actually if you ever read the bible you would know that Lucifer was God's favorite angel and because he revolted against him he was punished. Now I now everyone who reads this is going to say I'm a 'satanist', but why was he punished so harshly while we were given another chance.
"...More like WHY did the Christian religion butcher such a beautiful name?"
The Christian religion is where the name came from you dimwit. I suppose Beelzebub is also a beautiful name?
^ actually the name Lucifer is never mentioned in the bible. It came from the Roman goddess Venus who was also called the Light Bearer, which is Lucifer in Latin. In the bible Satan was called an angel of light, and thats how Satan got the name Lucifer.
Yes. It's gorgeous. I'm 7 months pregnant and now that you mention it, I might name my son that. Beezlebub Richard Dawson.
Well, you may thinK Lucifer is cool, but I wouldn't name a kid or a pet this because it has such a bad connection.
I think naming a kid Lucifer, whether or not the name is "nice" or "strong" is kind of like naming your kid Adolf... the association is too strong with something extremely negative. But people also name their kids Daemon, which to me is just as weird as Lucifer...to each his own I guess?? Seems like a big burden for a kid to have.
The day before daylight savings I have to not only take my SAT, but also have a flu shot and go to my cousin's stupid stupid wedding >:(
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I'm naming my son Lucifer Ayers.
Many people may be offended by the name, since Lucifer is conventionally considered a synonym for the devil. (Personally I am not, but it seems like a lot of weight to put on a child).
Lucifer is a dick - Gabriel
He can really get inside your head if you know what I mean...
The Fandom is HERE.
I mean, he’s a great big bag of dicks
He is kind of my brother but I need to kill him! - Crowley
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to avoid bullying maybe if you love the name but don't want to cauz him pain name him lucifer and call him luc or luke as a nickname.
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In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or bearer, of light." In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn." The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king's dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, "The Sun King").
The scholars authorized by ... King James I to translate the Bible into current English did not use the original Hebrew texts, but used versions translated ... largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, "Day star, son of the Dawn," as "Lucifer," and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, and --- ironically --- the Prince of Darkness.
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The Dutch word for "match" is "lucifer," from the Latin meaning of Lucifer which is "Light-Bringer."
Lucifer, Bishop of Cagliari
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In the Disney adaption of Cinderella, the film features a black and white cat named Lucifer whose ears take on the shape of devil horns whenever he grins.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG features a card known as Fallen Nurse Angel Reficule (Lucifer spelt backwards, but with an E place at the end to make it less offensive in the English version). The demon is depicted as female and covered in bandages while sickles are shown in her hair.
Lucifer the archangel from the show Supernatural
Lucifer Morningstar, or the devil, from Fox's hit tv show "Lucifer".