Lilly Name Meaning & Origin

Lilly

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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Related Names:

Lileigh, Lillian, Lillie, Lily

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Comments and insights on the name Lilly

I have a friend named Lilly. She is not the sweet person you expect. She is very silly, prank-ish, and she sometimes punches me. She has orange hair and blue eyes. Even though she punches Lilly is a very loyal friend. She said to me that I'm the closest thing she has to a sister. Which really touches me. I feel Lilly is a strong, gentle, kind, and loyal companion. Which is really good to have.

One of my best friends Lilly is a very funny nice person, who is a little strange sometimes but it's okay I am too!

Personal experiences with the name Lilly

I was looking for an original (not popular) yet classic name that would be sweet and young sounding in 2002. I didn't want my daughter to have a common name like today's Jennifers. I guess a lot of other people were having the same thought around the same time.

My cousin is 13, and she has the name Lillian, nn Lilly. Her sibs: Charlotte (sadly passed away before birth), Abigail (Abbie), Juliette (JuJu).

Nicknames for Lilly

Lil, Lilly Bug, Lillers, Lillbil, Lilly Billy, Tiger, Bil, Lillaboo, Little Lils , Silly Lilly, Lils , Lillypills, Lilla, Goose

Meanings and history of the name Lilly

Lilly is an English surname with multiple origins (placename, byname for someone lily-white), as well as a nickname for Lillian.

The name Lilly is often associated with the lily flower--pretty and graceful. But a tiger lily connotes a person hiding a vicious nature.

Famous real-life people named Lilly

Lilly Tartikoff, American cancer activist and philanthropist.
Lilly Allen, British singer and daughter of comedian & actor Keith Allen.
Lilly Ledbetter, American women's rights activist. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 bears her name.
Lilly Pulitzer, American socialite and fashion designer.
Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube star (iisuperwomanii).

Lilly in song, story & screen

Lilly Kane, Veronica Mars' best friend
Lilly Moscovitz, character in "The Princess Diaries" series by Meg Cabot
Lillian "Lilly" Trescott, character in "Hannah Montana"
Miss Lilly, a ballet teacher in the "Angelina Ballerina" book series
Lilly from the children's cartoon series "Lilly's Driftwood Bay"
Lilly Caul from "The Walking Dead" comic and novel series
Lilly from Telltale's "The Walking Dead"

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