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Meaning and name origin

Lily \l(i)-ly\ as a girl's name is pronounced LIL-ee. It is of Latin origin. Flower name: the lily is a symbol of innocence and purity as well as beauty. Lilia is popular in Russia. Actresses Lillie Langtry, Lily Taylor, Lily Tomlin, Leelee Sobieski.


Lily has 22 variant forms: Leelee, Lil, Lila, Lilas, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Liliane, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla, Lilley, Lilli, Lillia, Lillianne, Lillie, Lillika, Lillita, Lilly, Lilyan and Lilyanne.

For more information, see also related girl names Lilibeth, Rosa, Elizabeth and Lillian.


Lily is a very popular first name for females (#652 out of 4276, Top 15%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#50756 out of 88799, Top 57%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lily for girls. Lily reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 2011. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lily name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lily outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lily and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Lillian (#25), Lily (#27), Liliana (#119), Lilly (#124), Lila (#183), Lilian (#506), Lillie (#512), Rosa (#608), Lilia (#925), Lilla and Lilyan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Lila, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Lilla, Lillian, Lillie, Lilly, Lily in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lilyan, Rosa in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lily, Rosa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lily is also pronounced similarly to Laila, Laily, Lala, Lali, Lally, Lalya, Leila, Lela, Lilah, Lilo, Lola, Lolly, Lula, Lulu and Lyla. Other suggested similar baby names are Eily, Lal, Liby, Livy and Lizy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lily.