What does Lillian mean?
Lillian [lil-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.Creative forms:
(female) Lillen, Lislian, ..
(male) Lillion, Lilon, .. Middle name pairings:
Lillian Vada (L.V.), ..
How popular is Lillian?
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)
Lillian reached its apex rank of #13 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #26 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Lily (#25 via latest list), Liliana (#127), Lilly (#139), Lila (#199), Lilliana (#270), Lilian (#500), Lillie (#579), Lilianna (#715), Lillianna (#798), Lilia (#958), Lilyann (#1322), Lilyan, Lili, Lillia, Lilli and Lillyan are the prominent related forms of Lillian (#26 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Lillian was widespread 4 years ago (median #784) and is almost as widespread today (#921, 18% less usage). Lillian has generally been popular among parents, though Lily is currently ranked higher, while Lillie is now less popular.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aillin, Dillan, Dillian, Dilliana, Ghillian, Gilian, Gillan, Gillian▼, Jilian, Jillan, Jillian▼, Jilliana, Jilliane, Jilliann, Jillyan, Jyllian, Lallia, Lellia, Lilla▼, Lillas, Lillias, Lillika, Lillita, Lillith and Sillia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lillian.See names in meaning and etymology.