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What does Lili mean?

Lili Pronunciation of Lili [lili] as a name for girls is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and Lili means "God is my oath; lily". Lili is an alternate spelling of Elizabeth (Hebrew). Lili is also a form of Lillian (Latin): Flower name. Lili is also used as a variant of Lily (Latin).

Associated with: oath, lily (flower).


Lili has 9 variants: Leelee, Lila, Lilia, Lilie, Lilley, Lilli, Lillie, Lilly and Lilo.

52 more relations via Elizabeth, Lillian, Lily: Bell, Biff, Bit, Eilis, Eilish, Eliz, Elle, Ellie, Ellsi, Els, Leisa, Lib, Libbi, Libbie, Libby, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Lil, Lilas, Lilian, Liliana, Liliane, Lilias, Lilibet, Lilla, Lillia, Lillika, Lillita, Lilyan, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisel, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissie, Lissy, Liz, Liza, Lizy, Lizz, Lizzi, Lizzie, Lizzy, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssi and Lyza.

Creative forms:
(female) Lauli, Lyli, ..

(male) Lial, Lilim, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lili Yael (L.Y.), ..

How popular is Lili?

Lili is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2782 out of 4276, Top 65%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lili entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #1430 in the U.S. in 2003, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lili name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lili outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Lili are Elizabeth (#13 from current records), Lily (#25), Lillian (#26), Ellie (#47), Liliana (#127), Lilly (#139), Lila (#199), Elle (#398), Lilian (#500), Lillie (#579), Lisa (#749), Lilia (#958), Libby (#995), Liza (#1685), Lizzie, Liz, Lilyan, Lissa, Lise, Lissie, Lilla, Libbie, Leisa, Lilie, Lilli, Bell and Lillia. These forms of Lili were favored as baby names during 1880-1889 (usage of 5.8%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 2.8%, 52%). Elizabeth has been the most prevalent, although Lilia appears to be getting popular too, while forms such as Elizabeth are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lili, Bell, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leisa, Libbie, Libby, Lila, Lilia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilian, Liliana, Lilie, Lilla, Lilli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lillia, Lillian, Lillie, Lilly, Lily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilyan, Lisa, Lise, Lissa, Lissie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liz, Liza, Lizzie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Libby, Lilian outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lili is pronounced similarly to Laela, Lala, Laleh, Lalia, Laliah, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Layla, Leala, Leela, Leila, Leilah, Lela, Lelia, Lellia, Leola, Leyla, Lilah, Loela, Lola, Lolly, Lulu and Lylah. Other suggested similar names are Aili, Ailli, Akili, Ali, Alli, Bali, Billi, Cali, Ceili, Cili, Eli, Elli, Ili, Jilli, Joli, Kaili, Kali, Kyli, Laci, Lal, Lari, Leni, Lesli, Lexi, Liba, Liby, Licia, Lida, Lidia, Ligia, Lina, Lindi, Linzi, Lira, Liri, Lisia, Lita, Liv, Livia, Livie, Liya, Lize, Loni, Lori, Luci, Mali, Pali, Poli, Tali and Tzili. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lili.

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