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Origin & Meaning

The name Lily is of English origin.

The meaning of Lily is "lily".  

It is also of Persian origin, where its meaning is "a flower".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 27  in baby name popularity for girls with 6727 occurrences.  It ranked 11506 in popular baby names for boys with 6 occurrences. 

View the Lily Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lily has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lily to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Lily include Lillee, Lilli, Lillie.

The names Lile, Lilja are all forms of Lily.

Other Tidbits

Lily falls into the flower name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lily Tomlin.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Lily in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lily.

Just for fun, see the name Lily in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lily in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.