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What does Ili mean?

Ili Pronunciation of Ili as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Ili means "sun ray". Ili is a Hungarian form of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun".




VARIANTS Elly, Ellie, Ellee, Ella

RELATED FORMS VIA HELEN Aline, Eleni, Elle, Ellin, Helia, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Leni, Nell



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How popular is Ili?

Ili is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#120330 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Ili (UNLISTED) listed in the Top 2000 are Ella (#15 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Ellie (#37), Elle (#380), Helen (#413), Elly (#1603), Eleni (#1726), Aline, Ilene, Ilona and Nell. Adoption of these forms of Ili reached its highest a century ago (MEDIAN #990) and has become significantly lower since (#1217, 74.3% LESS USAGE), with forms like Helen going out of style. Ellie and Elle are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Eleni, Ella, Elle, Ellie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elly, Helen, Ilene, Ilona, Nell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ili is alike in pronunciation to Ailie, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alais, Alea, Aliye, Alla, Alli, Ally, Aloe, Alya, Eily, Eli, Elois, Eula, Eulia, Illia, Iola, Olia, Olla, Oula, Ula, Yola and Yula. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adi, Al, Alfi, Alis, Ami, Bali, Bri, Cai, Cali, Cili, Clio, Clo, Dai, Edi, El, Elin, Elis, Eliz, Elvi, Fei, Hali, Ilari, Ilisa, Ilke, Ilsa, Ima, Ina, Io, Iris, Irit, Isa, Isis, Ita, Iva, Ivy, Joli, Juli, Kai, Kyli, Lili, Mai, Mali, Oni, Orli, Pali, Rei, Rui, Tali, Vi and Zoi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ili.

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