Lily Name Meaning & Origin

Lily

Pronunciation: LI-lee (key)

Origin of the name Lily:

Taken from the name of the plant having delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers regarded as a symbol of purity and perfection. The word is derived from the Middle English lilie, which is from the Old English and Latin lilium (lily). Alternatively, Lily is used as a pet form of both Lilian (lily) and Lilith (of the night).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Lily: | Edit

The lily flower is a symbol of innocence, purity, and beauty.

So pretty

Personal experiences with the name Lily: | Edit

My friend's name is Lily and I think she has an aloof, cool style but actually she's really passionate and talkative about a lot of weird stuff.

Nicknames for Lily: | Edit

Lil, Lil Lil, Lils, Lilsy

Meanings and history of the name Lily: | Edit

An English name, meaning pure.

Famous real-life people named Lily: | Edit

Lele Pons
Lily Aster Gottfried (b. 2007), daughter of American stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor Gilbert Gottfried
Lily Aerin Savage (b. 2008), daughter of American actor, director, and producer Fred Savage
Lily James, English actress played young Donna in Mamma Mia 2018 and known for her character in Downton Abbey
Lily Clem, a YouTuber with dishwater blond hair. She is famous for her baby sister, Chloe Clem.

Lily in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lily from DSA
Lily Evans Potter, Harry Potter's mum and married to James Potter in the "Harry Potter" series
Lily Loud, a 15 month old blonde toddler from The Loud House. Lily Loud wears only a diaper. Her pacifier is lavender with a hot pink ring
Lily Luna Potter, a character with glasses and curly hair from Harry potter.

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