Sp (LOOTH); (LOOZ); Por (LOOSH)
The name comes directly from the Spanish word for light, as a given name it started to be used in honour of the Virgin Mary as one of her epithets is Neustra Señora de la Luz (Our Lady of Light).
Its Italian and French equivalent is Luce It (LOO-chey); Fre (LUYS)
It is currently the 744th most popular female name in the United States, 2010.
Its designated name-day is June 1.