What does Lilly mean?
Lilly /lil-ly/ as a name for girls. Lilly's name origin is Latin, and the name Lilly means "lily". Lilly is a version, with the suffix -y, of Lillian (Latin): Flower name. Lilly is also a variant of Lily (Latin): Flower name via Old French.
How popular is Lilly?
Lilly is a very prominent first name for women (#732 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1511 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Lilly for girls. Lilly reached its peak rank of #103 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #124. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Lilly (#124 in 2014) are Lillian (#25 in 2014), Lily (#27), Lila (#183), Lilian (#506), Lillie (#512), Lilia (#925), Lilyan and Lilla. These forms of Lilly were favored as baby names during 1880-1889 (average #391) and are somewhat less conventional today (#478, 14.2% less), with the forms Lillie and Lilla becoming less stylish. The most trendy baby names among these are Lillian, Lilly, Lily, Lila and Lilian, with Lila, Lilian, Lillian, Lilly and Lily undergoing a revival in popularity. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Lilly and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Lilly▲ is pronounced similarly to Laily, Lalla, Lally, Lilah▲, Lilo, Lolla and Lolly. Other suggested similar baby names are Billy▼, Cilly, Gilly, Hilly, Jilly, Milly, Tilly and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lilly.