What does Lilian mean?
The name Lilian is of English, English and Portuguese origin.
The meaning of Lilian is "lily".
Lilian is generally used as a girl's name.
It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Li-li-an.
The Given Name Lilian
In use in England since the 16th century, the name was probably originally a nickname for Elizabeth
. Its modern usage may derive from the flower lily from the Latin lilium
, as it was popular in the 19th century to use names derived from nature.
Lilian falls into the flower name category.
In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 565
in baby name popularity for girls with 549 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 500 in baby name popularity for girls with 637 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.
View the Lilian Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lilian has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lilian to other names.
Lilian Related Names
Lilian is a diminutive of Elizabeth
Variants of the name Lilian include Lillian.
The names Liliana, Liliane, Lilianna, Lilianne, Lilias, Lilijana, Lilika, Lilike, Lilliam, Lilliana, Lillianna, Lillias, Lillyana, Lilyana, Lilyanna are all forms of Lilian.
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Lilian Name Fun
Be creative with the name Lilian.
Just for fun, see the name Lilian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.
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