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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.lee-AN-ə
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Meaning & History

Probably this was originally a variant of LIANA. It is now often considered a combination of LEE and ANNA.
VariantsLiana, Lillia
Masculine FormJulian
Other Languages & CulturesIuliana, Juliana Ancient Roman Zabel Armenian Elixabete Basque Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth Biblical Elisabet Biblical Greek Elisheva Biblical Hebrew Elisabeth Biblical Latin Elisaveta, Liliya, Lilyana, Yuliana Bulgarian Elisabet Catalan Elizabeta, Julijana, Ljiljana Croatian Alžběta Czech Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi Danish Elisabeth, Isabella, Isabelle, Juliana, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa Dutch Eliisabet, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu Estonian Elisabet, Lilja, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi, Lilli Finnish Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Juliane, Julienne, Lili, Liliane, Babette, Élise, Lilianne, Lise French Sabela, Xiana Galician Elisabed Georgian Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Juliana, Juliane, Lili, Lilli, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Liane, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lisa, Lisbeth German Elisavet Greek Elikapeka Hawaiian Elisheva Hebrew Erzsébet, Izabella, Julianna, Lili, Liliána, Bözsi, Erzsi, Zsóka Hungarian Elísabet, Lilja, Elsa Icelandic Yuliana Indonesian Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Líle Irish Elisabetta, Giuliana, Isabella, Lilia, Liliana, Elisa, Elsa, Liana, Lisa Italian Lilija Latvian Elžbieta, Lilija, Elzė Lithuanian Elisaveta, Julijana, Liljana Macedonian Ealisaid Manx Isabel Medieval Occitan Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss Norwegian Isabèl Occitan Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Julianna, Liliana Polish Isabel, Juliana, Liliana, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liana Portuguese Lílian, Eliza, Izabel Portuguese (Brazilian) Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Iuliana, Liliana, Liana Romanian Elizaveta, Lilia, Liliya, Lilya, Uliana, Ulyana, Yelizaveta, Yuliana, Yulianna Russian Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias Scottish Jelisaveta, Julijana, Ljiljana, Ljilja Serbian Alžbeta Slovak Elizabeta, Julijana, Lilijana Slovene Isabel, Juliana, Lilia, Liliana, Ysabel, Eli, Elisabet, Isabela Spanish Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise Swedish Lilia, Liliya, Lilya, Yelyzaveta Ukrainian Bethan Welsh

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)

Categories

combinations, ends in -anna, flowers, nature, plants
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute