LILLIAN
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LIL-ee-ən   [key]
Meaning & History
Probably originally a diminutive of ELIZABETH. It may also be considered an elaborated form of LILY, from the Latin word for "lily" lilium. This name has been used in England since the 16th century.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Lillia, Leanna, Liana
OTHER LANGUAGES: Eliška (Czech), Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Danish), Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liese, Liesje, Lisa (Dutch), Liisa, Liisu (Estonian), Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi (Finnish), Babette, Élise, Lili, Lilian, Liliane, Lise, Lilianne, Lisette (French), Eliso (Georgian), Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth (German), Bözsi, Erzsi, Liliána, Liza, Zsóka (Hungarian), Sibéal (Irish), Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liliana, Lisa, Liana (Italian), Elzė (Lithuanian), Veta (Macedonian), Ibb (Medieval English), Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Norwegian), Eliza, Liliana (Polish), Belinha, Liliana, Elisa, Liana (Portuguese), Lílian (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Liliana, Liana (Romanian), Liza, Lizaveta (Russian), Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias (Scottish), Eliška (Slovak), Špela (Slovene), Elisa, Isa, Liliana (Spanish), Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #25 
England/Wales  ranked #349 
Canada (BC)  ranked #54 
Australia (NSW)  -