Meaning and Name Origin
Lily \l(i)-ly\ 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.
Lily is a very popular first name for women (#652 out of 4276, Top 15%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#50756 out of 88799, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lily for girls. Lily reached its apex rank of #15 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #27 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lily and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Lily (#27 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 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 girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Rosa, Lillie and Lilla becoming less in vogue. The most trendy baby names among these are Lillian (#25), Liliana (#119), Lilly (#124), Lily (#27) and Lila (#183), with Lila, Lillian, Lilly and Lily having a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lily▲ is pronounced similarly to Laila▲, Laily, Lala, Lali, Lally, Lalya, Leila▲, Lela▼, Lilah▲, Lilo, Lola▲, Lolly, Lula▼, Lulu▼ and Lyla▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Eily, Lal, Liby, Livy and Lizy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lily.