Lilly - girls name

Lilly name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Lilly name meaning:

The name Lilly is derived from the English word "lily," which is a type of flower symbolizing purity, innocence, and beauty. As a result, the name Lilly carries similar meanings and is often associated with these qualities. With its delicate and graceful nature, the name Lilly evokes a sense of elegance and femininity.

In addition to its floral symbolism, the name Lilly can be traced back to various cultural and historical references. For instance, in Greek mythology, the lily is associated with the goddess Hera, who is known for her beauty and marital fidelity. Moreover, the lily has religious significance in Christianity, where it represents the Virgin Mary and is often associated with purity and divine grace.

Given the positive connotations and cultural references, the name Lilly is often chosen for girls with the hope that they will embody these qualities throughout their lives. It is a name that carries a sense of timeless beauty and virtue, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that is both classic and meaningful.

Origin: English

The flower lily is a symbol of innocence; purity and beauty.

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Overall UK ranking: 96 out of 5581

551 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (66)
  • Scotland (96)
  • England (98)

Historical popularity of Lilly

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Lilly from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Lilly in 2024