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Meaning and Name Origin

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, from Latin lilium.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lilian and related names. Popular related forms of Lilian (#506 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 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 2011 and are almost as popular today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.