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. Also form of Elizabeth. Also form of Lillian.
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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), 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.