Lucia is the Italian, feminine form of the Latin name Lucius which means “light.” This name really sparkles! Santa Lucia was a fourth-century martyr who was revered in the Middle Ages and the name remained popular until today. Lucia Anguissola was a talented painter in the Late Renaissance. She’s best known for her exquisite portraits.
Olympia is an Italian name from Greek which means “from Mount Olympus.” With Olivia dominating the baby name charts, Olympia would make for an excellent alternative. Your daughter would not be named for a lowly olive, instead, she’d be named for a mythological mountain of the gods. Tempting, right?
Caterina is another Florentine name with Greek origins. The name has the same roots as Katherine and means “pure.” Caterina or Catharina van Hemessen was a Flemish Renaissance painter and the earliest female Flemish painter for whom there is verifiable extant work. Female artists were extremely rare at the time. Yet, her name and art still live on today and are most cherished.
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