Lillian Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Lillian Overview

Meaning

Lily, purity

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from Latin, Lillian is a variation of Lily, which is associated with the lily flower.

Pronunciation

/ˈlɪliən/

Popularity

Frequently ranks in the top 100 names for girls in the USA and other English-speaking countries.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

33 (Nurturing, Spiritual, Expressive, Altruistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Popular, Vintage, Cute, Nature-inspired

Associated Traits

Purity, beauty, grace

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Symbolizes purity and innocence, often connected to the lily flower.

Name Day

July 27 (in the USA)
A Deep Dive

Lillian Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Lilia, Lilian, Lily, Liliana, Lillie, Lilith, Lilibet, Lilibeth, Liliane

Common Nicknames

Lily, Lia, Lila, Linny, Lil, Lilo, Lill, Lillia

Diminutives

Lilou, Lilly, Lili, Lilo, Linny, Lia

Famous People

  • Lillian Gish
    (American Actress)
  • Lillian Hellman
    (American Playwright)
  • Lillian Wald
    (American Nurse)
  • Lillian Disney
    (American Philanthropist)
  • Lillian Russell
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Lillian Kaushtupper
    ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," TV Series)
  • Lillian Rearden
    ("Atlas Shrugged," Novel)
  • Lillian Donovan
    ("Bridesmaids," Film)
  • Lillian Raines
    ("Guiding Light," TV Series)
  • Lillian Luthor
    ("Supergirl," TV Series)

Places

  • Lillian Community
    (Alabama, USA)
  • Lillian Rock
    (New South Wales, Australia)
  • Lillian Lake
    (British Columbia, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Lillian?

Lillian means “lily” and is associated with purity. The name brings to mind the delicate and beautiful lily flower.

What Is the Origin of The Name Lillian?

Lillian has Latin origins. It is a variation of the name Lily, which also traces back to the Latin word for the flower.

Lillian Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Lillian in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Lillian

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202355
(-5 from 2022)
3927
(-321 from 2022)
0.22450
202250
(+1 from 2021)
4248
(-77 from 2021)
0.23691
202151
(-5 from 2020)
4325
(-182 from 2020)
0.24141
202046
(-9 from 2019)
4507
(-617 from 2019)
0.25497
201937
(-3 from 2018)
5124
(-441 from 2018)
0.27926
201834
(-7 from 2017)
5565
(-609 from 2017)
0.29925
201727
(+1 from 2016)
6174
(-207 from 2016)
0.32681
201628
(-2 from 2015)
6381
(-242 from 2015)
0.32962
201526
(-1 from 2014)
6623
(-301 from 2014)
0.33949
201425
(+1 from 2013)
6924
(-158 from 2013)
0.35393
201326
(-1 from 2012)
7082
(-88 from 2012)
0.36739
201225
(-3 from 2011)
7170
(+238 from 2011)
0.36969
201122
No change from 2010
6932
(-22 from 2010)
0.35775
201022
(+5 from 2009)
6954
(+94 from 2009)
0.35467
200927
(+2 from 2008)
6860
(+44 from 2008)
0.33875
200829
(+4 from 2007)
6816
(+266 from 2007)
0.32724
200733
(+5 from 2006)
6550
(+314 from 2006)
0.30947
200638
(+12 from 2005)
6236
(+1022 from 2005)
0.29830
200550
(+15 from 2004)
5214
(+480 from 2004)
0.25690
200465
(+11 from 2003)
4734
(+705 from 2003)
0.23461
200376
(+20 from 2002)
4029
(+632 from 2002)
0.20080
200296
(+15 from 2001)
3397
(+446 from 2001)
0.17200
2001111
(+18 from 2000)
2951
(+351 from 2000)
0.14897
2000129
(+18 from 1999)
2600
(+410 from 1999)
0.13028
1999147
(+27 from 1998)
2190
(+472 from 1998)
0.11249
1998174
(+40 from 1997)
1718
(+325 from 1997)
0.08863
1997214
(+37 from 1996)
1393
(+266 from 1996)
0.07296
1996251
(+43 from 1995)
1127
(+185 from 1995)
0.05878
1995294
(+14 from 1994)
942
(+60 from 1994)
0.04902
1994308
(+39 from 1993)
882
(+146 from 1993)
0.04525
1993347
(+1 from 1992)
736
(-13 from 1992)
0.03733
1992348
(-6 from 1991)
749
(-20 from 1991)
0.03736
1991342
(+24 from 1990)
769
(+47 from 1990)
0.03782
1990366
(+2 from 1989)
722
(+27 from 1989)
0.03514
1989368
(+5 from 1988)
695
(+49 from 1988)
0.03489
1988373
(+47 from 1987)
646
(+115 from 1987)
0.03359
1987420
(-16 from 1986)
531
(-23 from 1986)
0.02833
1986404
(+9 from 1985)
554
(+14 from 1985)
0.03002
1985413
(+30 from 1984)
540
(+72 from 1984)
0.02925
1984443
(+13 from 1983)
468
(+15 from 1983)
0.02595
1983456
(-7 from 1982)
453
(-22 from 1982)
0.02531
1982449
(-29 from 1981)
475
(-42 from 1981)
0.02618
1981420
(+4 from 1980)
517
(+7 from 1980)
0.02891
1980424
(+40 from 1979)
510
(+74 from 1979)
0.02864
1979464
(+22 from 1978)
436
(+37 from 1978)
0.02530
1978486
(-53 from 1977)
399
(-71 from 1977)
0.02427
1977433
(-11 from 1976)
470
(-9 from 1976)
0.02857
1976422
(+14 from 1975)
479
(+25 from 1975)
0.03047
1975436
(-23 from 1974)
454
(-28 from 1974)
0.02909
1974413
(-40 from 1973)
482
(-82 from 1973)
0.03077
1973373
(-18 from 1972)
564
(-56 from 1972)
0.03629
1972355
(+6 from 1971)
620
(-55 from 1971)
0.03845
1971361
(-27 from 1970)
675
(-108 from 1970)
0.03851
1970334
(-10 from 1969)
783
(+10 from 1969)
0.04274
1969324
(-16 from 1968)
773
(-40 from 1968)
0.04385
1968308
(-10 from 1967)
813
(-30 from 1967)
0.04755
1967298
(-13 from 1966)
843
(-38 from 1966)
0.04910
1966285
(-14 from 1965)
881
(-136 from 1965)
0.05018
1965271
(+4 from 1964)
1017
(-47 from 1964)
0.05565
1964275
(-17 from 1963)
1064
(-100 from 1963)
0.05436
1963258
(-14 from 1962)
1164
(-143 from 1962)
0.05855
1962244
(-4 from 1961)
1307
(-4 from 1961)
0.06448
1961240
(-17 from 1960)
1311
(-122 from 1960)
0.06312
1960223
(-5 from 1959)
1433
(-35 from 1959)
0.06890
1959218
No change from 1958
1468
(+48 from 1958)
0.07062
1958218
(-9 from 1957)
1420
(-184 from 1957)
0.06874
1957209
(-8 from 1956)
1604
(-26 from 1956)
0.07645
1956201
(-6 from 1955)
1630
(-28 from 1955)
0.07914
1955195
(-1 from 1954)
1658
(+30 from 1954)
0.08270
1954194
(-8 from 1953)
1628
(-29 from 1953)
0.08177
1953186
(-8 from 1952)
1657
(-76 from 1952)
0.08588
1952178
(-11 from 1951)
1733
(-93 from 1951)
0.09111
1951167
(-11 from 1950)
1826
(-58 from 1950)
0.09885
1950156
(-3 from 1949)
1884
(-60 from 1949)
0.10713
1949153
(-17 from 1948)
1944
(-172 from 1948)
0.11074
1948136
(+7 from 1947)
2116
(+26 from 1947)
0.12142
1947143
(-14 from 1946)
2090
(-69 from 1946)
0.11497
1946129
(-5 from 1945)
2159
(+141 from 1945)
0.13386
1945124
(+2 from 1944)
2018
(-100 from 1944)
0.14991
1944126
(-10 from 1943)
2118
(-275 from 1943)
0.15499
1943116
(-5 from 1942)
2393
(-96 from 1942)
0.16671
1942111
(-7 from 1941)
2489
(+29 from 1941)
0.17900
1941104
(-7 from 1940)
2460
(-65 from 1940)
0.19743
194097
(+2 from 1939)
2525
(-27 from 1939)
0.21374
193999
(-11 from 1938)
2552
(-272 from 1938)
0.22503
193888
(-4 from 1937)
2824
(-75 from 1937)
0.24740
193784
(-5 from 1936)
2899
(-218 from 1936)
0.26310
193679
(-13 from 1935)
3117
(-307 from 1935)
0.28927
193566
(-14 from 1934)
3424
(-549 from 1934)
0.31506
193452
(-1 from 1933)
3973
(-25 from 1933)
0.36707
193351
(-3 from 1932)
3998
(-354 from 1932)
0.38220
193248
(-1 from 1931)
4352
(-455 from 1931)
0.39338
193147
(-3 from 1930)
4807
(-640 from 1930)
0.43553
193044
(-4 from 1929)
5447
(-264 from 1929)
0.46697
192940
(-5 from 1928)
5711
(-865 from 1928)
0.49337
192835
(-3 from 1927)
6576
(-606 from 1927)
0.55005
192732
(-4 from 1926)
7182
(-479 from 1926)
0.58086
192628
(-3 from 1925)
7661
(-691 from 1925)
0.62276
192525
(-2 from 1924)
8352
(-748 from 1924)
0.66124
192423
(-3 from 1923)
9100
(-227 from 1923)
0.70234
192320
(-1 from 1922)
9327
(-103 from 1922)
0.74469
192219
No change from 1921
9430
(-340 from 1921)
0.75587
192119
(-1 from 1920)
9770
(-279 from 1920)
0.76345
192018
(-1 from 1919)
10049
(+533 from 1919)
0.80778
191917
(-2 from 1918)
9516
(-470 from 1918)
0.81012
191815
No change from 1917
9986
(+143 from 1917)
0.83054
191715
(+1 from 1916)
9843
(+251 from 1916)
0.87595
191616
(-1 from 1915)
9592
(+46 from 1915)
0.88347
191515
(+1 from 1914)
9546
(+2192 from 1914)
0.93235
191416
No change from 1913
7354
(+1339 from 1913)
0.92314
191316
(-2 from 1912)
6015
(+447 from 1912)
0.91844
191214
(-1 from 1911)
5568
(+1201 from 1911)
0.94901
191113
(+1 from 1910)
4367
(+240 from 1910)
0.98842
191014
No change from 1909
4127
(+531 from 1909)
0.98373
190914
(-1 from 1908)
3596
(-38 from 1908)
0.97692
190813
No change from 1907
3634
(+92 from 1907)
1.02502
190713
No change from 1906
3542
(+249 from 1906)
1.04969
190613
No change from 1905
3293
(+108 from 1905)
1.05062
190513
(-1 from 1904)
3185
(+46 from 1904)
1.02787
190412
(+1 from 1903)
3139
(+167 from 1903)
1.07340
190313
(-2 from 1902)
2972
(-91 from 1902)
1.06831
190211
(-1 from 1901)
3063
(+382 from 1901)
1.09264
190110
No change from 1900
2681
(-733 from 1900)
1.05456
190010
No change from 1899
3414
(+711 from 1899)
1.07447
189910
No change from 1898
2703
(-358 from 1898)
1.09217
189810
(+1 from 1897)
3061
(+378 from 1897)
1.11656
189711
No change from 1896
2683
(-19 from 1896)
1.08066
189611
(+5 from 1895)
2702
(+207 from 1895)
1.07225
189516
No change from 1894
2495
(+54 from 1894)
1.00969
189416
(+4 from 1893)
2441
(+248 from 1893)
1.03444
189320
No change from 1892
2193
(+39 from 1892)
0.97366
189220
No change from 1891
2154
(+342 from 1891)
0.95770
189120
(-1 from 1890)
1812
(-50 from 1890)
0.92183
189019
(+4 from 1889)
1862
(+222 from 1889)
0.92332
188923
No change from 1888
1640
(-16 from 1888)
0.86673
188823
(+3 from 1887)
1656
(+348 from 1887)
0.87413
188726
(-2 from 1886)
1308
(+26 from 1886)
0.84157
188624
(+3 from 1885)
1282
(+139 from 1885)
0.83391
188527
(-1 from 1884)
1143
(+34 from 1884)
0.80523
188426
No change from 1883
1109
(+202 from 1883)
0.80605
188326
(+6 from 1882)
907
(+77 from 1882)
0.75546
188232
No change from 1881
830
(+107 from 1881)
0.71741
188132
No change from 1880
723
(+51 from 1880)
0.73137
188032
First SSA data recorded
672
First SSA data recorded
0.68849

American States Popularity Rankings for Lillian

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Texas (TX)

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Illinois (IL)

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California (CA)

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Ohio (OH)

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Michigan (MI)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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North Carolina (NC)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Georgia (GA)

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Virginia (VA)

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Florida (FL)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Indiana (IN)

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Alabama (AL)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Maryland (MD)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Washington (WA)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Iowa (IA)

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Colorado (CO)

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Kansas (KS)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Oregon (OR)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Maine (ME)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Utah (UT)

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North Dakota (ND)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Hawaii (HI)

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New Mexico (NM)

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South Dakota (SD)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Montana (MT)

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Idaho (ID)

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Vermont (VT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Nevada (NV)

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Alaska (AK)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Lillian in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Greenland

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Lillian a Name for Boys or Girls?

The name Lillian has been widely used for female babies and has a feminine sound and floral connection.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Lillian

Lillian in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Lillian Gish (Actress, 1893–1993): A legendary actress from the silent film era, known as the "First Lady of American Cinema."
  • Lillian Hellman (Playwright, 1905–1984): An influential American playwright and screenwriter, known for works like "The Little Foxes."
  • Lillian Wald (Nurse, 1867–1940): A pioneering nurse and social worker, founder of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.
  • Lillian Disney (Philanthropist, 1899–1997): The wife of Walt Disney, she played a significant role in the development of the Disney empire.
  • Lillian Russell (Actress, 1860–1922): A renowned American actress and singer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth (Engineer, 1878–1972): An industrial engineer and psychologist, known for her work on time and motion studies.
  • Lillian Carter (Nurse, 1898–1983): The mother of President Jimmy Carter, known for her humanitarian work.
  • Lillian Kaushtupper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," 2015 TV Series): A quirky, streetwise landlord in New York City who becomes friends with Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Lillian Rearden ("Atlas Shrugged," 1957 Novel): The socialite wife of industrialist Hank Rearden in Ayn Rand's novel.
  • Lillian Donovan ("Bridesmaids," 2011 Film): The bride-to-be whose wedding preparations lead to a series of comedic events.
  • Lillian Raines ("Guiding Light," 1952 TV Series): A beloved nurse and character on the long-running soap opera.
  • Lillian Luthor ("Supergirl," 2016 TV Series): The mother of Lex and Lena Luthor, a powerful figure in the Luthor family.
  • Lillian Community (Alabama, USA): A small, charming community located near the Perdido Bay, known for its scenic views and friendly atmosphere.
  • Lillian Rock (New South Wales, Australia): A rural locality in Australia, offering picturesque landscapes and a serene environment.
  • Lillian Lake (British Columbia, Canada): A popular hiking destination in Kananaskis Country, known for its beautiful scenery and clear waters.

Similar Names to Lillian

Sibling Names for Lillian