Meaning and Origin of: Lian

Lian is a Chinese unisex name meaning “graceful willow tree” or “lotus flower.”

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : The graceful willow

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in Trøndelag, named with the definite plural form of Li 4.
  • Chinese : the main source of this surname is Lian Cheng, a senior minister for the state of Qi, located in present-day Shandong province.
  • Chinese : the name Lian is found in traditional accounts as long as 4500 years ago, part of the name of a descendant of the legendary emperors Huang Di and Zhuan Xu. Later descendants adopted Lian as their surname.