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What does Lilly mean?

Lilly Pronunciation of Lilly as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the name Lilly means "lily". Lilly is a version of Lillian (Latin): Flower name. Lilly is also a variant of Lily (Latin): Flower name via Old French.


ASSOCIATED WITH lily (flower)


VARIANTS Lillie, Lilli, Lilley, Lilie, Lilia, Lili, Lila, Leelee

OTHER FORMS VIA LILLIAN, LILY Lil, Lilas, Lilian, Lilias, Lilla, Lillia, Lillika, Lillita, Lillyan, Lilyan

(female) Leily, ..

(male) Lille, ..

Lilly Madeline (L.M.), ..

How popular is Lilly?

Lilly is a very prominent first name for women (#732 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1511 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lilly reached its peak rank of #103 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #161. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Lilly (#161 IN 2018) are Lily (#31), Lillian (#34), Lila (#224), Lilian (#613), Lillie (#668), Lilia (#1062), Lili, Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lillyan and Lilyan. These forms of Lilly were favored as baby names 128 years ago (AVERAGE #938) and have become much less conventional since (#1199, 52.3% LESS USAGE), with forms like Lilla becoming somewhat outmoded. Lilia, Lilian, Lila and Lily are four of the more chic baby names in this list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lillian in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Lilly is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila, Lailie, Laily, Lala, Laleh, Lali, Lalia, Lallia, Lallie, Lally, Lalya, Layla, Leala, Leila, Lelia, Lellia, Leyla, Lilah, Loela, Lola, Lolla, Lollie, Lulu and Lyla. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lesly, Libby, Liby, Lilac, Lillas, Lindy, Linzy, Lisl, Lissy, Livvy, Livy, Lizy, Lizzy, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lilly.

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