Meaning and Name Origin
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 also a very popular surname for all people (#37516 out of 88799, Top 42%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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). Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in the year 2011 and is somewhat lower today, 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), with Lillian and Lilly undergoing a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)