Meaning of Names, Baby Names
Search for name  

Meaning of Lily

and the Origins of this baby nameMeaning of baby name Lily


The name Lily has the following meaning:

Flower name. This name is one of the most popular flower names, possibly because of the significant role the lily plays in Christian iconography. A very gentle choice.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Lily is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 66 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Lily rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 18 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Lily in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Lily is pronounced as lil-lee


Lily originates from the Latin language.

See other suggested Latin girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Lily and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Lily: Boys - Ace, Valentin, Girls - Aurora, Constance, Doshia, Dulce, Leda, Rozella, Terra, Verda, Both genders - Adria, Adrian, Amanda, Amy, Anthony, Antonia


Popular Variants for the name Lily: Lil (Nickname), Lilan, Lilas, Lili, Lilia (English), Lilika (Greek), Lilike (Slavic), Lilley, Lilli, Lillie (English), Lilly (English), Lilyan, Lilyanne, Liya (Russian), Lys (French)


Common nicknames for the name Lily are: Lil


We think the name Lily should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

See other Ladylike girl names


Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Lily to be: A beautiful, shy lady with romance in her blood

In one word, you might describe Lily as a(n) "romantic" person.

See other "romantic" names for girls.

Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Lily (or its variants) are:

Lily Tomlin, born on 1 September, a famous entertainer. Lily Tomlin's background: American actress, comedienne, writer and producer. She has received several accolades such as Tony Awards and a Grammy Award. She is best known for her film role in 'All of Me'.

Lily Pons, born on 12 April, a famous singer. Lily Pons's background: French-American coloratura soprano. Musically talented, she learned the piano, and at the age of 15, went to play the piano and sing for the soldiers during World War I. After taking singing lessons from Alberti de Gorostiaga in Paris, she proceeded to sing in several lead roles in French Opera houses. She was also a huge hit when she debuted in the U.S., after discovery by impresario Giovanni Zenatello, who took her to New York.

Lillie Langtry, born on 13 October, a famous actress. Lillie Langtry's background: British Actress. She only started her stage career several years after her husband became bankrupt. Her debut in the London was at the Haymarket Theatre in 'She stoops to conquer'. She had many lovers but the most prominent was Prince of Wales which later became Edward VII. She was also nicknamed 'Jersey Lily' due to the title of her portrait by John Millais.
Lily (66)
Leah (78)
Lydia (132)
Layla (191)
Liliana (224)
Lindsay (234)
Lauryn (326)
Lexi (381)
Leilani (383)
Lisa (386)
Girl names of similar style (Ladylike)

Girl names which give the impression of someone who's 'romantic'

Popular Latin girl names

Girl names that sound like Lily
... all baby girl names starting with "L" ... more unique names starting with "L"
Share to Facebook Share with Google Share to Twitter Stumble It Email This More...