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Ili

What does Ili mean?

Ili Pronunciation of Ili [ili] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Ili means "sun ray". Ili is a Hungarian form of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun".

Associated with: greek, sun.

Variations

Ili has 4 variants: Ella, Ellee, Ellie and Elly.

10 more related forms via Helen: Aline, Eleni, Elle, Ellin, Helia, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Leni and Nell.

Creative forms:
(female) Ilil, Ilit, ..

(male) Ilim, Ilis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ili Colette (I.C.), ..

How popular is Ili?

Ili is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#120330 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Ili (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 are Ella (#18 from current records), Ellie (#47), Elle (#398), Helen (#419), Elly (#1474), Eleni (#1595), Nell, Ilona, Ilene and Aline. Adoption of these forms of Ili reached its highest a century ago (median #997) and has become significantly lower since (#1195, 79.9% less usage), with forms like Helen going out of style. Ellie, Elle and Ella are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Eleni, Ella, Elle, Ellie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elly, Helen, Ilene, Ilona, Nell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ili is alike in pronunciation to Ailie, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alais, Alea, Aliye, Alla, Alli, Ally, Aloe, Alya, Eily, Eli, Elois, Eula, Eulia, Illia, Iola, Olia, Olla, Oula, Ula, Yola and Yula. Other recommended names are Adi, Al, Alfi, Alis, Ami, Bali, Bri, Cai, Cali, Cili, Clio, Clo, Dai, Edi, El, Elin, Elis, Eliz, Elvi, Fei, Hali, Ilari, Ilisa, Ilke, Ilsa, Ima, Ina, Io, Iris, Irit, Isa, Isis, Ita, Iva, Ivy, Joli, Juli, Kai, Kyli, Lili, Mai, Mali, Oni, Orli, Pali, Rei, Rui, Tali, Vi and Zoi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ili.

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