Meaning and Origin of: Lilly

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : A flower

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a pet form of the female personal nameElizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2.
  • English : nickname for someone with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old Englishlilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium). The Italian equivalentGiglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In English and other languages there has also been some confusion with forms of Giles.
  • English : habitational name from places called Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from līn ‘flax’ +lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old English Lillinglēah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an Old English personal name.

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