“The name Lucifer is Latin and means "the bearer of light, the carrier of light.” The components are “Fer”, to ferry, to carry; and “lux”, “lucis”, light: Lucifer.
Lucifer is grossly misunderstood. In modern times, people call him “the devil” and some worship him as if he were an arch-demon and Satan, and could give them powers, etc.
If you look back into the histories regarding how Christianity developed, you discover, firstly, that originally the name Lucifer did not occur in the Bible. It was introduced into the Bible by a bishop named Jerome, but where did he get the name Lucifer? This person, Jerome, translated many of the old texts to form what is known as the Latin Vulgate. When he was translating this book, he reached the book of Isaiah, and there is a passage describing the king of Babylon as the Son of the Dawn: “How are you fallen from heaven, O Shining One, son of Dawn!” – Isaiah 14:12
But Jerome, in his interest in battling politically against another bishop whose name was Lucifer, a Christian bishop named Lucifer, Jerome translated the name of this king of Babylon as “Lucifer,” as an attack against the competing bishop. He translated it as: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” (King James version)
The original text does not say “Lucifer,” it says “Son of the Dawn.” So this is a gross mistranslation with catastrophic consequences.
Not only that, but how curious it is that there was a Christian bishop with the name Lucifer. Why would a bishop be named after the devil, if indeed that is who Lucifer truly is? It seems more likely that any bishop would only be named after saints and high figures, so why is he named after Lucifer?“