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.Creative forms:
(female) Laly, Leely, ..
(male) Lileh, Liny, .. Middle name pairings:
Lily Evalyn (L.E.), ..
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)
Lily reached its apex rank of #15 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #25 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Lily (#25 in 2015) are Elizabeth (#13 in 2015), Lillian (#26), Liliana (#127), Lilly (#139), Lila (#199), Lilian (#500), Lillie (#579), Rosa (#631), Lilia (#958), Lilyan, Lilyanne, Lilla, Lili, Lilibeth, Lilie, Lilli and Lillia. These forms of Lily were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (adoption of 5.8%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 2.3%, down 60%). Elizabeth is more widely used than the rest, though Liliana has grown popular as well over time, while forms like Lilla have lost favor.
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 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.See names in meaning and etymology.