What does Lilian mean?
Lilian \l(i)-lian\ as a name for girls. Lilian's name origin is Latin, and the name Lilian means "lily". Lilian is a form of Lillian (Latin): Flower name. Lilian is also a form of Lily (Latin): Flower name via Old French.
Lilian has 20 more different forms via Lillian, Lily: Leelee, Lil, Lila, Lilas, Lili, Lilia, Liliana, Lilianna, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla▼, Lilley, Lilli, Lillia, Lilliana, Lillianna, Lillie▼, Lillika, Lillita and Lilly.
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lilian for girls. Lilian reached its top position of #418 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #506. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Lilian (#506 a year ago) are Lillian (#25 a year ago), Lily (#27), Liliana (#119), Lilly (#124), Lila (#183), Lilliana (#273), Lillie (#512), Lilianna (#648), Lillianna (#862), Lilia (#925), Lilyan and Lilla. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2011 (usage of 0.5492%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.5228%, down 4.8%), but with the versions Lillie and Lilla becoming less in vogue. The trendier baby names among these are Lilliana (#273), Lilianna (#648), Lillian (#25), Liliana (#119) and Lilly (#124), with Lillian and Lilly having a revival in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Lilian and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)