Given Name LILLIAN

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LIL-ee-ən  [details]

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.

Categories

actresses, American Horror Story characters, DC Comics characters, Desperate Housewives characters, diminutives, elaborated form, flora, flowers, nature, never out of the US top 1000, plants, top 10 in the US, uncertain etymology
DIMINUTIVES: Leanna, Liana, Lillia
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Zabel (Armenian), Elixabete (Basque), Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth (Biblical), Elisabet (Biblical Greek), Elisheva (Biblical Hebrew), Elisabeth (Biblical Latin), Elisaveta, Liliya, Lilyana (Bulgarian), Elisabet (Catalan), Elizabeta, Ljiljana (Croatian), Alžběta, Eliška (Czech), Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi (Danish), Elisabeth, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, 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, Lili, Liliane, Babette, Élise, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette (French), Bet, Lys (Frisian), Sabela (Galician), Elisabed, Eliso (Georgian), Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Lili, Lilli, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lisa, Lisbeth (German), Elisavet, Elli (Greek), Elikapeka (Hawaiian), Elisheva (Hebrew), Erzsébet, Izabella, Lili, Liliána, Bözsi, Erzsi, Zsóka (Hungarian), Elísabet, Lilja, Elsa (Icelandic), Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Líle, Sibéal (Irish), Elisabetta, Isabella, Lilia, Liliana, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liana, Lisa (Italian), Lilija (Latvian), Bet, Betje (Limburgish), Elžbieta, Lilija, Elzė (Lithuanian), Elisaveta, Liljana, Beti, Veta (Macedonian), Ealisaid (Manx), Ibb (Medieval English), Isabel (Medieval Occitan), Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss (Norwegian), Isabèl (Occitan), Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Liliana, Ela, Eliza, Iza (Polish), Isabel, Liliana, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liana (Portuguese), Lílian, Eliza, Izabel (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Liliana, Liana (Romanian), Elizaveta, Lilia, Liliya, Lilya, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta (Russian), Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias, Beileag (Scottish), Jelisaveta, Ljiljana, Jela, Ljilja (Serbian), Alžbeta, Eliška (Slovak), Elizabeta, Lilijana, Špela (Slovene), Isabel, Lilia, Liliana, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela (Spanish), Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Lilly, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Swedish), Lilia, Liliya, Lilya, Yelyzaveta (Ukrainian), Bethan (Welsh)
Entry updated October 11, 2012