What does Lillian mean?
Lillian \l(il)-lian\ as a girls' name is pronounced LIL-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lillian is "lily". Flower name. Actress Lillian Gish; First Mother Lillian Carter; writer Lillian Hellman.
Lillian has 23 variants: Lila, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Liliane, Liliane, Lilianna, Lilias, Lilli, Lillia, Lilliana, Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillianna, Lillianne, Lillie▼, Lilly, Lillyan, Lillyanne, Lily, Lilyan and Lilyann.
Lillian is a very popular first name for females (#98 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Lillian for girls. Lillian reached its apex rank of #13 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is at #25 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Lillian and corresponding names. Lily (#27 a year ago), Liliana (#119), Lilly (#124), Lila (#183), Lilliana (#273), Lilian (#506), Lillie (#512), Lilianna (#648), Lillianna (#862), Lilia (#925) and Lilyan are the prominent related forms of Lillian (#25 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in 2011 (usage of 0.5949%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.5663%, down 4.8%), with the form Lillie becoming less fashionable. The most trendy names for newborns here are Lilliana (#273), Lilianna (#648), Lillian (#25), Liliana (#119) and Lilly (#124), and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for Lillian and Lilly. (2014 Birth Statistics)