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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 9 variants: Liliane, Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillianne, Lillyan, Lillyanne, Lilyan, Lilyann and Lilyanne.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lilian name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lila, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Lilianna, Lilla, Lillian, Lilliana, Lillianna, Lillie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lilly, Lily, Lilyan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Gilian and Jilian. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lilian.