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What does Lilian mean?

Lilian [lil-ian] as a name for girls. Lilian's name origin is Latin, 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 9 variants: Liliane, Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillianne, Lillyan, Lillyanne, Lilyan, Lilyann and Lilyanne.

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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Liaian, Lilna, ..

(male) Lilman, Lilon, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history 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 Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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), Lilyann (#1362), Lillyan (#1848), Lilyan (#1929), Lilyanne, 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 1.8%, down 14.4%). Lillian has been the top favorite, though Lily has grown popular as well over time, while versions such as Lillie have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilian, Lila, Lili, Lilia, Liliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilianna, Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lillian, Lilliana, Lillianna, Lillie, Lilly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lillyan, Lily, Lilyan, Lilyann, Lilyanne in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested 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.