Lillie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lillie

Lillie

Pronunciation: LI-lee (key)

Origin of the name Lillian:

Derived from the older Lilion, which is thought to be from the Latin lilium (lily).

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Comments and insights on the name Lillie: | Edit

Lillie looks like a pure nickname to me, while Lily is a given name.

Actually Lillie was an original name. We used it for my daughter after my husbands grandmother. The name was more popular in the early 1900s. Lillie is a name and Lily is a flower.

Personal experiences with the name Lillie: | Edit

We love this name, it is so elegant and feminine.

Nicknames for Lillie: | Edit

Our daughter is Lillie and we call her Lil mostly ... my sister calls her Lil-Pickle (like dill pickle) which sounds mean but is actually very cute.

Lil, Lils, Lillie-Billie

Meanings and history of the name Lillie: | Edit

Nickname for Lillian, which ultimately derives from "lily."

Famous real-life people named Lillie: | Edit

Lillie Langtry, English actress and mistress of King Edward VII, known as the "Jersey Lily" because of her beauty. Lillie was a nickname for her full name, Emilie.

Lillie in song, story & screen: | Edit

In the original Cheaper by the Dozen movie the mother was named Lillian, but called Lillie, as was one of their daughters.

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