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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin: Form of Lily
  • English: Blend of Lily and Ann

What does Lillian mean and stand for?

The name Lillian is an English name that derives from the Latin word meaning "lily, a flower."

Syllables: 3

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How Popular Is The Name Lillian

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Popularity of the Name Lillian 

According to Social Security Administration data, Lillian has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2005, and in the top 100 since 2001. It was at its peak in 2010 and 2011, placing at 22.

However, it is the 47th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in August 2020.

Lillian is an English name which derives from the Latin word meaning "lily, a flower." While popular in the 1920s, Lillian rapidly and briefly increased in popularity in the early 2000s before dropping in popularity again. TV actress Mary McCormack and director Baz Luhrmann both have daughters named Lillian.

Where is the name Lillian popular?

Lillian was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Lillian

  • Ann
  • Lil
  • Lils
  • Lily

Lillian pairs well with these middle names:

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