Is Lucifer Satan's angelic name?
I ran into this question while doing a study on the King James version compares to other Bible translation. The name "Lucifer" is a translation of the Hebrew word heylel. I've researched a number of resources, and came up with several definition for the word.None of gave me any indication that "Lucifer" was meant to be a proper name for the devil. They all have to do with a descriptive form of light: shining one, morning star, bright star, splendid star, or light bringer.
The name actually only appears once in the King James Bible: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" (Isaiah 14:12 KJV).
I can not count the number of times I've heard a preacher say that Lucifer became Satan when he was cast out of heaven. Although it is easy to understand how this could have occurred, the Bible gives no indication that a name change took place.