Lillian - girls name

Lillian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Lillian name meaning:

The name Lillian is derived from the Latin name Lilianus, which in turn is a variant of the name Lilium. The name Lilium is derived from the Latin word "lilium," meaning "lily," which is a type of flower. The name Lillian carries the same meaning as the flower, symbolizing innocence, purity, and beauty.

Lillian is a feminine name that has been popular for centuries and has variations in different cultures. It gained popularity in the English-speaking world in the 19th century and has remained a classic and timeless name ever since. Lillian is often associated with elegance and grace, evoking images of a delicate and refined young woman.

The name Lillian has been used in literature and popular culture, further solidifying its significance. It is a name that exudes femininity, charm, and a sense of sophistication. Overall, Lillian is a name that carries a rich history and conveys qualities such as purity, beauty, and delicacy, making it an appealing choice for parents seeking a classic and meaningful name for their daughter.

Origin: Latin



Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Lillian , Lilian , Liliane , Lilianna , Lilianne, Lilli , Lilliana , Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillianna , Lily

Other girls names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 373 out of 5581

123 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (558)

Historical popularity of Lillian

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