What does Lilian mean?
Lilian [lil-ian] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the name Lilian means "lily". Lilian is an alternate form of Lillian (Latin): Flower name. Lilian is also a form of Lily (Latin): Flower name via Old French.
Associated with: lily (flower).
Lilian has 19 more different relations via Lillian, Lily: Lil, Lila▲, Lilas, Lili, Lilia▲, Liliana▲, Lilianna▲, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla▼, Lilley, Lilli, Lillia, Lilliana▲, Lillianna▲, Lillie▼, Lillika, Lillita and Lilly▲.Creative forms:
(female) Liaian, Lilna, ..
(male) Lillyn, Lilon, .. Middle name pairings:
Lilian Zia (L.Z.), ..
How popular is Lilian?
Lilian is a very popular first name for females (#843 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Lilian reached its top position of #418 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #500. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Lilian (#500 a year ago) are Lily (#25 a year ago), Lillian (#26), Liliana (#127), Lilly (#139), Lila (#199), Lilliana (#270), Lillie (#579), Lilianna (#715), Lillianna (#798), Lilia (#958), Lilyann (#1322), Lilyan, Lilyanne, Lillyan, Lillia, Lili, Lilie, Lilla and Lilli. These forms of Lilian were popular as birth names in the year 2011 (adoption of 2.1%) and are almost as common today (adoption 1.7%, down 17.8%). Lillian has been the top favorite, though Lily has grown popular as well over time, while versions such as Lillie have become less contemporary.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Cilia, Diliana, Dillan, Dillian, Eilean, Eilin, Eirian, Elian, Filia, Ghilian, Gilia, Giliah, Gilian, Giliana, Gillan, Gillian▼, Jilian, Jiliana, Jillan, Jillian▼, Lalani, Lalia, Laliah, Leilani▲, Lelia▼, Licia, Lidia, Ligia, Lilac, Lilah▲, Lilith▲, Lillas, Lillias, Lisia, Livia▲, Lorian, Miliana, Miliani, Mirian, Silia, Tirian, Tivian and Vivian▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lilian.See names in meaning and etymology.