Meaning and name origin
Lilian \l(i)-lian\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lilian is "lily". Lilian is a variant of Lillian (Latin): flower name. Also a variant of Lily (Latin); flower name: the lily is a symbol of innocence and purity as well as beauty.
Lilian is a very popular first name for females (#843 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lilian for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lilian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lillian (#25), Lily (#27), Lilian (#506) and Lilyan. (2014 statistics).