US Popularity:147
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:Lily; God is my oath
Lillian is a girl's name of Latin origin. Derived from the earth's vibrant florals—Lilium—the name Lillian means "lily." Native to the Northern Hemisphere, these delicate flowers symbolize peace, passion, and the joy of rebirth. If you're a fan of precious blooms, you'll know that there are an array of lilies, from tiger lilies to pearl-white royal lilies. With a name like Lillian, baby is sure to be as unique as each flourishing flower. Plus, this name has an alternative defition of "God is my oath," as Lillian is said to also be a derivative of the classic name Elizabeth.

Lillian Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lillian is currently #1137 on The Bump
Girl:Lillian is currently #824 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lillian is currently #147 in U.S. births
Girl:Lillian is currently #55 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 14
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 204

  • Behind the Name, Lillian, October 2012

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