What does Lily mean?
Lily /lily/ as a girls' name is pronounced LIL-ee. It is of Latin origin. Flower name via Old French, from Latin lilium. The lily is a symbol of innocence and purity as well as beauty. Actresses Lillie Langtry, Lily Taylor, Lily Tomlin, Leelee Sobieski.
Lily▲ has 22 variants: Leelee, Lil, Lila▲, Lilas, Lili, Lilia, Lilian▲, Liliana▲, Liliane, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla▼, Lilley, Lilli, Lillia, Lillianne, Lillie▼, Lillika, Lillita, Lilly▲, Lilyan and Lilyanne.more]
How popular is Lily?
Lily is a very popular first name for women (#652 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Lily for girls. Lily reached its apex rank of #15 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #27 currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lily and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Lily (#27 in 2014) are Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Lillian (#25), Liliana (#119), Lilly (#124), Lila (#183), Lilian (#506), Lillie (#512), Rosa (#608), Lilia (#925), Lilla and Lilyan. These forms of Lily were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (adoption of 0.62%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.58%, down 6%). Elizabeth is more widely used than the rest, though Lilly has grown popular as well over time, while forms like Lillie have lost favor.
Thinking of names?
Lily▲ is pronounced similarly to Laela, Lailie, Laily, Lala, Laleh, Lalia, Lalla, Lally, Lalya, Layla▲, Leala, Leela, Leila▲, Leilah, Lela▼, Lelah▼, Lelia▼, Leola▼, Lilah▲, Lilo, Loela, Lolly, Lula▼, Lulu▼ and Lyla▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Ally▼, Arly, Billy▼, Cilly, Eily, Elly, Emily▲, Gilly, Haily, Hilly, Jilly, July, Kaly, Lacy▼, Laidy, Lal, Lesly▼, Lesy, Lexy, Libby, Liby, Lida▼, Lies, Lilac, Lin, Lina▼, Lind, Linn, Linzy, Lira, Lis, Lisa▼, Lise, Lisl, Lissy, Liv, Liva, Livvy, Livy, Livya, Liya, Liza▼, Lize, Lizy, Lizzy, Lory, Lucy▲, Milly, Tilly and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lily.