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Famous bearer is Lily (Evans) Potter, Harry Potter's mother.
-- Anonymous User  3/18/2005
LILY can also be the pet form of several names: LILLIAN, LILIAN, LILIA, or ELIZABETH.
-- AndrewJKD  4/2/2005
Famous bearers include model Lily Cole and child actress Lily Nicksay.
-- Destry  4/15/2005
The flower lily is sometimes associated with death, too. Uusually it symbolizes innocence, though.
-- Soul  7/8/2005
The lily flower is also known as the flower of death.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2005
If you hadn't noticed, any white flowers (white roses, gardinias, chrysanthemums, sweetpeas, etc) are lovely and have a strong aroma. In the Bible Lily of the Valley represents purity.
-- Tbird  7/11/2005
The Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn are the flowers of May.
-- Tbird  7/27/2005
The lily is also, with death and purity, a symbol of rebirth.
-- echo_of_the_past  7/31/2005
I think that Lily is one of the prettiest names out there. Lily shows purity and rebirth, while also showing innocence. In religion the Resurection/Easter lily is given out on Easter.
-- author  8/15/2005
Lily Cole was born in London, England, UK in 1988. Lily has auburn red hair and navy blue eyes. Lily, at 178 cm tall, looks like a lean, willowy elf. Her measurments are 81-62-89.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2005
I love this name. It's so pretty. One day if I have a daughter I might name her Lily.
-- Rachelgirl1989  12/7/2005
Lily St. Regis is one of the villians in the movie and Broadway musical "Annie." She is portrayed as a dumb blonde. Bernadette Peters played her beautifully.
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
Actress Lily Tomlin is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
In Ridley Scott's film "Legend", Lily (Mia Sara) was a beautiful princess whose innocence attracts the Unicorns upon which the entire Order of the Universe is balanced. Darkness captures one of the Unicorns using Lily as bait, and thus Lily as well as her love, Jack (Tom Cruise) a forest child, must try to free it and restore the balance of the world.
-- Arowen Half-Elven  12/19/2005
Both actors Kate Beckinsale and Johnny Depp have daughters called Lily. I think it's a beautiful name.
-- hana  1/27/2006
Don't forget the famous proverb "Gilding the Lily," which means "to unnecessarily embellish something that is already beautiful or perfect."
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2006
Watch out, this one's more popular than it seems - it went from #584 in 1990 to #124 in 2000 to #52 in 2004 - and Lila, Lillian, Lilian, Lilia, Lilly and Liliana have all shot up too. Sounds quite upper-middle-class slightly cutesy-snooty, like Heather of the 80s. I do like the name, though, that sounds harsher than I mean.
-- sara_anne  2/20/2006
This is such a lovely name. My friend's name is Lilia, which is a Hebrew elaborated form of Lily and it does fit part of her personality: she is pure and resebles both innocence and beauty.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2006
I love this name, it is beautiful. My great aunt's name is Lily, they gave her this name because it was a flower from the bible.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
"Lily" could have a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
-- iva_toneva  5/26/2006
In the Catholic church, the lily flower is a symbol of the Virgin Mary. In paintings, Mary is often portrayed holding, crowned with, or standing near lilies.
-- elizabeth hamlet  6/26/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp, born May 27, 1999.
-- trayc53  7/9/2006
My name is Lily and I like my name, but I do have a few problems with it. I feel like it's a bit frilly or girly, and it gives the impression of being week and fragile. I feel this when I introduce myself. I also don't like the fact that it is such a short name. People always ask me if my real name is Lillian or Lilith. My friends like to call me Lilith, and I like this because I feel like it is more of an official name, so I reccomend that you name a child Lilith or Lillian instead of Lily because you can always call her Lily for short. I was made fun of a bit for my name as well. People called me "Lily Pad" and "Lily Liver", but it wasn't too bad. Also, take into consideration how you would like to spell this name. My whole life people have wanted to spell my name Lilly. These are all small problems, and in the end I really like this name and the meaning behind it.
-- misslilith  7/13/2006
A pretty name for a girl. It has a very pure, sweet, gentle sound to it. I prefer Lilana though.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
I just love this name for a girl, very beautiful and sweet. I am done having kids now (all boys) so I named my new kitten Lily.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2006
I really like this name. I prefer it to be spelt Lyli.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2006
Lyli?! Are you serious? I am a huge fan of Lily, and I like some of its alternative spellings like Lilly and Lillie, but Lyli?! To me, that ruins the whole beauty of the name, and makes it from something cute, pure and sunny into something "tryndee" and ultra white-trash.
-- Sophannagh  11/30/2008
A pretty one, indeed. Does anyone else have an impression that it would fit a blonde perfectly, but would't be that good when given to a dark-haired girl?
-- Fable  8/10/2006
Lily Allen is a singer, I love her song Smile, I'm listening to it right now!
-- Luangi  8/11/2006
My friend's name is Lily. I used to like this name but due to its sudden popularity I don't. The way I see it is that it is going to be the next Michaela, it's a beautiful name but all of the ways that people misspell it are horrible!
-- classy  9/3/2006
I think Lily is one of the prettiest names in the world for a girl.
-- childdoll  9/12/2006
Lily has been in use since 1880 but not an overly popular name and didn't make it on the top 1000 list in 1970 but started to come back in 1980 and has grown very popular today.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
The Who has a song called "Pictures Of Lily."
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2006
I just love this name, it's so beautiful and strong. I don't like much lilies, but the name is still wonderful.
-- Yippal  10/21/2006
Lily was the murdered girl on Veronica Mars.
-- Anonymous User  11/5/2006
This is probably my favorite name for a girl. I just love everything about it. Partly because Lily Potter is Harry's mother in the Harry Potter books and because Lily flowers are very beautiful. If I have a daughter this is what I'd name her.
-- DayDreamer23  11/12/2006
LOVE it! A pretty major character in one of my stories is named Lily Elizabeth Christine.
-- xKatiex  11/15/2006
Lily is a nice name, though I prefer Lillian more because it's
more sophisticated.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2006
It's not really my favourite name. But sweet, yes.
-- LouisLovePower  12/25/2006
Lily is a very pretty, but I think I'm happier with my own name, Lillian.
-- 7up  1/2/2007
This name has very positive connotations for me, mostly due to Lily Evans Potter. Though I wouldn't use it in writing, it's definitely up there on my list of names. I definitely prefer Lily to the variations.
-- KOT  1/6/2007
I think of Lily Owens whenever I hear this name. She's the heroine and narrator of the book The Secret Life of Bees. If you're a girl read this book!
-- hiya  1/15/2007
I like Lily. It's my nickname, since for some reason people can't say my name right.
-- 7up  2/21/2007
Lily is such a sweet, fun, girly yet old-fashioned name, I love it so much! If I ever have a girl, I want to name her Lily Rose!
-- katiedid  2/27/2007
My name is Lilith, but everyone calls me Lily for short. I think it's funny how lilies represent good things, and I'm a rebel without a cause. However, I love my name and have been known to yell at people who spell it wrong. More times than I can count, it's been spelled "Lilly". Which is wrong.
-- Lilith_Aveline  3/17/2007
I think this name is adorable. I also like Rose, but only as a middle name. Lily would be a nice first name.
-- Emma McHnery  4/1/2007
I don't know about this bearer being famous but there is a Lil(l)y in the book "The Giver." She was the main character's (Jonas) sister. I think this is one of the prettiest names around.
-- Dessa  4/24/2007
I love this name. It's elegant and pretty without being too frilly. Better than most flower names. And I DESPISE the spelling Lilly! Totally ruined it!
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2007
Very pretty and sweet. It makes me think of Lily Potter, who, fictional character or not, seems like a wonderful woman. It does seem a little to dainty and girlish, but when born by a grown woman I'm sure she can cast off such associations.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Spoiler warning: In the epilogue of the final Harry Potter novel, Harry and Ginny's daughter is named Lily Potter in honor of her grandmother.
-- Nochenne  7/21/2007
I really adore this name. This even has surpassed Rose as a favorite flower name. Lily is my #3, surpassing Elizabeth.
-- Emma McHnery  7/24/2007
I love this name. It's so pretty. I will possibly use this name when I am older.
-- Brianna Angela  7/30/2007
Beautiful, noble, traditional name. It works.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
I have always loved the name Lily because it is so beautiful and sounds nice. It has a great feminine sound and flows so gracefully. Sometimes I wish I had a friend named Lily.
-- a_lavigne  10/14/2007
I LOVE this name! It's so pretty. I think it goes well with the first name Madeline.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2007
This name is so beautiful that, no matter its popularity, I still love it. It sounds sweet but still has a little bit of rogue to it.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2007
I love this name, although its increasing popularity is a little disappointing. It could be a little too feminine, so I like it paired with a more masculine middle name, like Jordan or Rae.
-- skatergirl2  11/30/2007
A very pretty name. People who said Lily sounds masculine, men aren't named after flowers. (I don't mean to offend any men who are named after flowers)
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2007
Lily Luna Potter is the youngest child and only daughter of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. She is named after her grandmother and a friend of her parents'.
-- DontDissMadison  12/30/2007
I love this name. I would name my daughter Lily. This name is lovely.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2008
Lilianna Robbins (Lily), is the main chracter in the first series of Faithgirlz! books by Nancy Rue.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
Lily Briscoe, bien sûr, is a rather prominent character in the novel 'To the Lighthouse,' by Virginia Woolf.
-- wordybookworm  3/17/2008
It's a pretty, simple name, and despite the syllables being pronounced similarly, it doesn't sound infantile. But it's overused.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
I see a Lily as a dark haired girl- snooty maybe as well. It does also remind me of a cow. Suzanne or any forms of that name also mean lily and is nice in that form if you want a name with that meaning.
-- jrgirl  4/30/2008
I love this name, but likely would not use it for my daughter, if nothing else because it's so common here and I could get some jokes, due to my first name.
-- paintwolf  6/7/2008
I like the name very much, I think Lily December would be pretty. It's a good choice and don't say you can't use it because it's a flower!
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2008
The Smashing Pumpkins released a song called "Lily (My One and Only)" on their 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinte Sadness.
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2008
I love this name. It's so pretty. However, in Britain it's probably popular because of the singer Lily Allen, and I've never really cared for her music.
-- bananarama  8/8/2008
It's not popular in England because of Lily Allen! It was top 20 before she even had her first big hit. Sweeping assumptions much?
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2009
The American television show Crossing Jordan had a character named Lily who was the grief counselor in the office. Also the American tv show Cold Case has a main character named Lily who plays a cold case homicide detective. In both shows, I think the characters are strong and sensitive ladies who care for others almost to a fault. They seem to bring inspiration to others through their passion.
-- mom2zeke  8/26/2008
Overall, I like this name, but not how popular it has become. It seems like I run into a Lily most places I go, and that gets really annoying after while. I've heard worse botanical names, but this one isn't my favorite. In my opinion, it also seems like it would be better suited for a child rather than an adult.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2008
Lily Donaldson is an established British fashion model.
-- harajukulover  10/14/2008
I really don't see why everyone likes this name so much. It always gives me the impression of something weak and fragile.

And it doesn't help that 'Lil' sounds like 'ill'.
-- Junidoe-Josephine  11/11/2008
This is a very pretty name - I prefer this spelling to Lilly.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2008
I think Lily is a really awesome name! I can't imagine any girl having this name and hating it.

Instead of picturing a weak, fragile girl, I actually, picture a strong, firm girl with this name, believe it or not. I think this would be the perfect name of a heroine of a book or something. Some warrior princess person. HA! It's hard to explain, but to me it would make sense - because I'm sure a bunch of girls named Lily are underestimated in their ability to do things.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2008
This is my very favorite girl's name, ever since I was little. It is classically beautiful and fits any age group from infants to old women. It brings to mind someone sweet, smart, and vivacious.
-- britto08  1/17/2009
I would just like to comment about the over-usage of this name in fiction as the main character's best friend. At the moment my mental list seems to be failing me (I really should write it down) so all I can think of right now are Lily Moscovitz in the Princess Diaries and Lily in 27 Dresses. Please feel free to add to my list, as there are so many more examples.
-- margs66  3/22/2009
I like it. It's pretty. But here's my only problem: Everybody uses it. It's so over-used. I know 4 Lily's and they're all under 4 years old!
-- Makenna14  5/9/2009
Beautiful, pretty, cute, appropriate for any age and definitely the best spelling. I named my daughter Lily.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2009
My name's Liliane and I get called all sorts of things, Lily being the most common. I don't think I've ever been called Lily-Liver though. I get called Lillz by some of my friends who think they're being funny. I get called Lil too and Silly Lily. I agree that Lily is the best way to spell it. I often have to correct people who spell it with two L's and who on Earth and the hereafter came up with the abomination Lyli!? It's painful.
-- Lily_le_Fae  11/18/2009
My name is Lily. I was always the only Lily growing up, and most other Lily's I've met have been born in the last 10 years. I do like my name. It's simple and feminine. I just wonder what the sudden surge is about. When I was young in the 80's and 90's, this name was considered a grandmother's name.
-- Tiger-LilyFP  11/29/2009
Queen has a song named "Lily of the Valley". I think this name is pretty, and I intend to name my second born daughter Lily.
-- lillyanna  1/19/2010
Ewww - this name is so cheap and tacky! It's more of a name for a dog! This name is so annoying and I can't bear to hear it. I hate the 'ily' part in it, any name with 'il' sound in it I really dislike.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2010
Lily Munster, from "The Munsters" TV show, a vampire; played by Yvonne de Carlo.
-- SandSea  2/20/2010
I absolutely adore this name, though I would use it as a nickname for Lillian rather than a name outright as though I adore it I think it is better suited as a nickname.

I think I would name my future daughter this if I ever have one.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2010
I'm surprised to hear (rather, read) that the name Lily is "overused," since as far as I can tell the name's increased popularity is only just emerging in the 21st century, but not to the extent that other names such as Olivia and Sophia have experienced. Personally, I'm glad a beautiful name like Lily is getting more use. Let's just hope it doesn't end up like Emily or Sara/Sarah (beautiful names, but *too many people* have them).
-- erb816  6/23/2010
This is a beautiful name. It reminds me of a young, pretty, and intelligent woman. If given to a child, the siblings should be named Penny (Penelope) for a girl and Colin for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2010
I love this as a nickname for Elizabeth. I think it's adorable.
-- Chrila96  10/10/2010
This is beautiful. I would call my daughter Lily! It's so pretty.
-- Chloe98  10/13/2010
I love this name. It might be common nowadays but I only know one Lily. I'm very jealous of her name, because mine is so boring.
-- Chrila96  11/18/2010
I actually kind of prefer that thing, Lyli. There's definitely an edge to it not present in Lily. Lily's just so... freakin' pure. It's so sweet and good that it's a bit nauseating for me.
-- Diest  1/5/2011
I've never met anyone named Lily... I've known a Lilli (short for Dalida), a Lili (short for Liliane), and a Lilly (the murder victim in Veronica Mars--I guess that doesn't count as knowing, but whatever). I love the sound of this name. It's so lilting and pretty. I imagine a sweet (but not annoying sweet) blonde girl with large blue eyes. I adore the name Tiger Lily too, but for that I imagine a dark haired girl with the eyes the color of tiger lilies.
-- Book_Reader22  1/25/2011
Lily (portrayed by Mila Kunis) is the deuteragonist of the 2010 movie, "Black Swan".
-- commonlyuncommon  3/14/2011
I love this name! I don't think I'd use it as a first name but I plan on naming a daughter I have Aoibheann Lily. :)
-- dizzydoll  7/17/2011
This is a very good, pretty name, but it's so common that it'd be best to refrain from using it, as growing up with it today will be a major pain in the neck.
-- Black_X  7/28/2011
I like Lily and just Lily. No Lilly, no Lillie. Just Lily. And Lyli is trashy and ugly, and Lily Rose is tacky. Sorry, but Lily is beautiful as is. No double-flower names or made-up versions. Let's let the pretty names stay pretty, shall we?
-- blondieboo629  8/11/2011
I'm not usually a fan of flower names, but Lily is so beautiful. For me, it brings to mind calla lilies, which is a nice thought. It's a very clean and refined name.
-- GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
Lily Collins is the name of an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
When I was a youngster, I enjoyed studying old gravestones in the cemetery near my home. One was for an infant who had been named "Lilly Cicilia" and the inscription read "budded on Earth to bloom in Heaven". She died in the early 1900s. I thought that was so lovely, and wanted to name my daughter that. However, the name Lily and its variations have become so common since, that I won't be doing that.
-- Anonymous User  1/10/2012
Lilies are one of my favourite flowers, so I really like this name. It's also nice as a nickname for Lillian.
-- Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
According to some, 'lilium' is the latinized form of Greek 'leirion' (λείριον).

Others theorize that both Latin 'lilium' and Greek 'leirion' are ultimately derived from an Egyptian word (or otherwise a word from one of the ancient Semitic languages), making neither 'lilium' or 'leirion' an authentic Latin or Greek word.
-- Lucille  5/14/2012
I like Lilith, but Lily is very popular. And when a parent introduces their baby Lily, you never know if it's Lily, Lilly or Lillie.
-- Ambiversion  6/6/2012
Even though it is number 1 in Australia at the moment when combined with the Lilly spelling it is still really pretty. I also like the name Lillian and the nickname Lily/Lillie/Lilly.
-- emilymaryjane  6/24/2012
Whenever I see this name I think of "Lily Potter" Harry Potter's mom from the Harry Potter series.
-- Pheebles12  7/12/2012
Even though it is number one in Australia I still love it, it is so sweet. :)
-- littlemissebony  7/22/2012
Lily is a gorgeous name! But why would you ruin it by spelling it wrong (Lilly is overkill; Lilie or Lillie isn't nearly as sweet as with a Y; and 'Lyli'?! Just no!)? Or by pairing it with Rose or another flower as a middle name? That just cheapens the classic. Lillian and Lillith are cool, but then it seems childish because Lily would be the nickname. And again with people thinking that you name an animal (specifically cows) after a flower! :/
-- threevelvetbullets  9/29/2012
Way, way common! I mean, I like it but I know several people with that name!
-- SEC908  10/6/2012
I like the Scandinavian form better!
-- SEC908  12/12/2012
Singer-actress Lily Pons (1898-1976).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
Lily is a beautiful flower name as long as you don't spell it Lilly, Lillie, or any other spelling. The other spellings look ridiculous. Even if the name is so common I'd use it because its simple and feminine.
-- MelissaR  3/13/2013
Lily is so cute, feminine, and beautiful, but I think it's best if your child was to stay ten or younger forever. For me, it's important to think about how the name would sound on a teen, child, baby, and adult. I think that Lily would not suit and adult or teenager, being that it's a very "cute" or "adorable" name and not elegant enough for a teen or adult. Maybe it's best as a middle name.
-- avengingangelx3  6/10/2013
The name Lily was actually given to 10 baby BOYS born in the US in 2012... Guess they really wanted a girl!
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
I'm so freaking in love with this name. Being a huge Harry Potter nerd, everytime I hear it, I think of Lily Evans, who is one of my favorite literary characters of all time (I'm a tad bit too obsessed, to be honest), and I can't help but smile. If I ever had a daughter, this would definitely be my first choice.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2013
My name is Lily. I was born in 1987, when the name was nowhere near as popular as it is now. Growing up, I knew a couple of dogs who shared my name, but no other people. I enjoyed having a unique name and I never really went through a phase of disliking it. It really is a beautiful name. Simple, but gorgeous. I agree that it is a bit childish, but compared to many modern names like 'Kaylee' and 'Braelyn', it sounds pretty mature. I think it's one of those names that may sound a bit youthful, but not in an unprofessional or infantile way, sort of like Molly.
-- .Lily.  8/15/2013
This is not a name I particularly like, I don't know why, I usually love flower names. I think its because of how common this name is where I am. Its unique, though, and sounds simple and short.
-- Gio123  10/20/2013
A number of famous people have named their daughters Lily, often combined with the name Rose.
I believe the reason for doing so is likely connected with the obsession in the entertainment industry with the black occult and Alister Crowley.

Examples. Johhny Depp (Lily Rose Depp), Alison Owen and Keith Allen (Lily Rose Allen).

Alister Crowley's daughter was called Lily (or Lilith) and the woman whom gave birth to his first child was called Rose.

Alister Crowley possibly named his daughter Lilith / Lily after the flower that goes by the name "Magic Lily", (perhaps used in "magick" potions by those who hold the delusional belief that such magick potions work).

Depp's interest in magick is likely the reason why he was chosen by several film directors who are known occult enthusiasts to play certain roles such as Roman Polanski (example: the 9th Gate).

Also, it is likely the reason why Lily Rose Allen has been chosen to be a pop star. In black magick, young females often play a pivotal role in ritual black magick ceremonies including giving their bodies for ritual sex magick to decrepit old perverted men. I speculate that this is perhaps the soul purpose for the existence of such practices, to allow sadistic perverse old ugly men to get laid with underage girls, children, men and their own off spring (incest).

The abuse is rarely reported and kept within their own circle of twisted people.

Incidentally, I believe Lily may also have named her first child Ethel due to other occult connections. Although considering the mentality of Lily Rose Allen (Cooper), she may also have named her child Ethel after the old lady in the UK soap EastEnders. Sheesh! I do not know what is worse!
-- justin james roche  3/3/2014
I don't like it. It's far too cutesy and weak, unlike Jasmine.
-- Jason Malcolm  4/13/2014
I used to love this name 15 years ago before it became stupid popular. I now prefer Lilya to Lily.
-- Khaleesi27  7/27/2014

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