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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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: | Edit

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

Meanings and history of the name Lilly: | Edit

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: | Edit

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: | Edit

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"

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