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Lily Meaning


What does Lily mean?

The name Lily is of English origin.

The meaning of Lily is "lily".

Lily is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Li-ly.

The Given Name Lily

Derives from the latin word lilium, for the lily flower. It was common in the 19th century, to take names from nature.

Lily is good for parents who want a name that is chic and stylish.

A name fit for a child full of allure and familiarity, a little trailblazer.

A luminous name that will be adored by parents.

Lily falls into the flower name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lily Bart, Lily Collins, and Lily James.

Lily Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 31 in baby name popularity for girls with 5,706 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 33 in baby name popularity for girls with 5,837 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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.

Lily Related Names

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

The names Lileas, Lilia, Lilja, Lylia are all forms of Lily.

Lily has the diminutive (nickname) Lil.

Famous Lilys

  • Lily Bart ~ Edith Wharton character
  • Lily Collins ~ Actress
  • Lily James ~ Actress
  • Lily Luna Potter ~ Harry Potter character
  • Lily Potter ~ Harry Potter character
  • Lily Rabe ~ Actress
  • Lily Tomlin ~ Actress

Lily Numerology

What will your new littleLily be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Lily are often insistent and vigilant but most of all they are read more >>

Lily 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.