Infographic of Lilian name meaning, which is “The lily,” from the Latin lilium. The lily is regarded as a symbol of delicacy and purity, as in “lily maid of Astolat.” Also spelled Lillian.
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Lilian Name Popularity

How popular is the name Lilian? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 674 12 0.0034%
1911 710 11 0.003%
1912 731 18 0.0036%
1913 712 23 0.0041%
1914 889 16 0.0023%
1915 776 36 0.004%
1916 777 42 0.0043%
1917 828 35 0.0035%
1918 701 65 0.0061%
1919 1,166 13 0.0012%
1920 846 40 0.0036%
1921 1,331 10 0.0009%
1922 1,345 10 0.0009%
1923 1,261 12 0.0011%
1924 1,244 14 0.0012%
1925 1,492 6 0.0005%
1926 1,285 11 0.001%
1927 1,715 5 0.0005%
1928 1,469 6 0.0006%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 1,598 5 0.0004%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,750 5 0.0003%
1947 1,676 6 0.0004%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,846 6 0.0003%
1954 1,937 5 0.0003%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 1,708 11 0.0006%
1958 0 0%
1959 2,350 5 0.0003%
1960 1,368 26 0.0014%
1961 1,760 12 0.0006%
1962 1,764 11 0.0006%
1963 1,680 14 0.0008%
1964 2,152 6 0.0003%
1965 1,536 18 0.0011%
1966 1,606 15 0.001%
1967 1,639 15 0.001%
1968 1,448 23 0.0015%
1969 1,654 18 0.0012%
1970 1,625 21 0.0013%
1971 1,725 18 0.0012%
1972 1,277 37 0.0027%
1973 1,408 29 0.0022%
1974 1,236 44 0.0034%
1975 1,387 34 0.0026%
1976 1,344 37 0.0029%
1977 1,557 27 0.002%
1978 1,575 28 0.0021%
1979 1,616 28 0.002%
1980 1,594 30 0.0021%
1981 1,456 39 0.0027%
1982 1,467 38 0.0025%
1983 1,365 42 0.0028%
1984 1,307 48 0.0032%
1985 1,399 44 0.0029%
1986 1,396 45 0.003%
1987 1,241 63 0.0041%
1988 1,168 79 0.0051%
1989 1,333 65 0.004%
1990 1,105 109 0.0066%
1991 1,060 123 0.0075%
1992 1,195 99 0.0062%
1993 1,063 123 0.0079%
1994 1,225 92 0.006%
1995 1,119 106 0.007%
1996 988 141 0.0094%
1997 946 157 0.0106%
1998 816 212 0.0142%
1999 815 214 0.0143%
2000 694 294 0.0192%
2001 680 321 0.0213%
2002 586 398 0.0266%
2003 569 447 0.0294%
2004 526 501 0.0329%
2005 466 618 0.0404%
2006 436 692 0.0442%
2007 408 759 0.0481%
2008 426 703 0.0455%
2009 429 697 0.0466%
2010 445 646 0.0448%
2011 461 597 0.0419%
2012 457 639 0.0448%
2013 488 565 0.0397%
2014 498 571 0.0392%
2015 476 618 0.0425%
2016 538 520 0.0361%
2017 557 473 0.0339%
2018 571 462 0.0336%
2019 566 462 0.0341%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Lilian

If you like Lilian, you’ll love these other names like Lilian.


What names are diminutives of Lilian?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Lilian sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Lilian, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lil

A short form of Lilian.

Latin

Lila

Night

Arabic

Lili

Lily

Latin

Lilia

Lily

Latin

Lilis

A variant form of Lilian.

Lily

Lily flower

English


What names sound like Lilian?

If you like how Lilian sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Lilian.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Liliana

Lily flower

English

Liliane

Lily

Latin

Lilyan

Lily

Latin


What names are similar to Lilian?

Find a name that’s like Lilian, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gilian

Youthful

Latin

Jilian
Lilia

Lily

Latin

Lilias

Scottish


Siblings of Lilian

Mamas with kids named Lilian also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Eli

Ascension

Hebrew

2 Comments

  1. We chose Lilian while we were planting our garden. We went through some flower names and liked Lily but we wanted her to have a name that would be more professional in case she decides to run for president. 🙂 I’m calling her Lilian for now but she may declare herself a Lily as she grows.

  2. I’ve always loved the flower lili. I originally had savanna picked out but then I changed it to Lilian instead.


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