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What does Lillian mean?

Lillian Pronunciation of Lillian as a girls' name is pronounced LIL-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lillian is "lily". Flower name. Actress Lillian Gish; First Mother Lillian Carter; writer Lillian Hellman.



VARIANTS Lila, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Liliane, Liliane, Lilias, Lilli, Lillia, Lilianna, Lilliana, Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillianna, Lillianne, Lillie, Lilly, Lillyan, Lillyanne, Lily, Lilyan, Lilyann



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How popular is Lillian?

Lillian is a very popular first name for females (#98 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lillian reached its apex rank of #13 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #34 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lillian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lillian outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Lily (#31 VIA LATEST LIST), Liliana (#109), Lilly (#161), Lila (#224), Lilliana (#310), Lilian (#613), Lillie (#668), Lilianna (#802), Lillianna (#931), Lilia (#1062), Lilyann (#1771), Lilli, Lillia, Lili, Lillyan and Lilyan are the prominent related forms of Lillian (#34) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Lillian was widespread 128 years ago (MEDIAN #1276) and is somewhat lower today (#983, 37% LESS USAGE). Lillian has generally been popular among parents, though Lily is currently ranked higher, while forms like Lilyan are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lillian, Lila, Lili, Lilia, Lilian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liliana, Lilianna, Lilli, Lillia, Lilliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lillianna, Lillie, Lilly, Lillyan, Lily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilyan, Lilyann in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lillian, Lilian, Lillie, Lilly, Lily outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aillin, Dillan, Dillian, Dilliana, Ghillian, Gilian, Gillan, Gillian, Jilian, Jillan, Jillian, Jilliana, Jilliane, Jilliann, Jillyan, Jyllian, Lallia, Lellia, Lilla, Lillas, Lillias, Lillika, Lillita, Lillith and Sillia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lillian.

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