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What does Lil mean?

Lil Pronunciation of Lil [lil] as a girls' name is of Latin origin. Lil is an alternate form of Lily (Latin): Flower name via Old French.


14 related forms via Lily: Lila, Lilas, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla, Lilley, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie, Lilly and Lilyan.

Creative forms:
(female) Leil, Lel, ..

(male) Line, Lle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lil Camden (L.C.), ..

How popular is Lil?

Lil is a rare given name for females. Lil is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Lil (unlisted) are Lila (#199 via latest list), Lili, Lilia (#958), Lilian (#500), Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie (#579), Lilly (#139), Lily (#25) and Lilyan. These forms of Lil were favored by parents a decade ago (average #1090) and are almost as common today (#1200, 21.9% less usage), but with versions such as Lillie becoming less in vogue. The trendier birth names among these are Lila, Lilia, Lilian, Lilly and Lily. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lila, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Lilie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie, Lilly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lily, Lilyan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lilian, Lilly, Lily outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lil is pronounced similarly to Lael, Lal and Lisl. Other recommended names are Jil, Lia, Lib, Lilo, Lin, Lis, Liv and Liz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lil.

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