US Popularity:1134
Meaning:Lotus, waterlily; Waterfall; White silk; Skilled; (To become) great
Lian is a surname-turned-personal name of Chinese origin with a flurry of lovely meanings, including "lotus" and "waterlily." Lotus flowers are frequently used as a symbol of rebirth and purity, thanks to being able to grow and bloom in even the murkiest waters. With this name, baby will be reminded that no matter how tough a situation they're in, they'll be able to rise above it and flourish. Depending on the Hanzi used, Lian can mean "waterfall," "white silk," "skilled," and "(to become) great," replete with nature and providing even more support and reassurance that you'll always be in baby's corner. Also a short form for names like Cillian, Aurelian, and Julian, to name a few, Lian offers plenty of potential for who baby will be.

Lian Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lian is currently #1085 on The Bump
Boy:Lian is currently #790 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Lian is currently #597 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lian is currently #1134 in U.S. births
Boy:Lian is currently #1192 in U.S. births
Girl:Lian is currently #9326 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2392
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Lian

  • Behind the Name, Lian 1, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Lian 2, April 2021

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  • Ancestry, Lian

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