Weird. Much prefer Lily, or even Lilly!
Crystal_Fox  3/30/2021
Apparently also used in Bulgarian, spelled Лили :
Frollein Gladys  1/1/2021
This spelling is bad in my opinion. Lilly or even Lily is SOOOOOO much better. Lili just looks so odd.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2020
Lili Reinhart is an actress mostly known for playing her character, Betty Cooper, on the show Riverdale, since 2017.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2020
1 -- apparently also a Slovene diminutive or short form of Lilijana and Elizabeta
Frollein Gladys  9/6/2020
Also used in Romania:
Frollein Gladys  7/31/2020
Also used in Estonia:
Frollein Gladys  7/24/2020
I don’t like the spelling. Lily or Lilly is much prettier.
saturnbrat  7/17/2020
Lili is also commonly used in the country of Georgia, where it can be a short form of ლილიანა (Liliana) as well as be an independent name. In the latter case, it is effectively a georgianization of both Lili (as a short form of Elizabeth) and the English name Lily.

You see, Lili does not natively occur in Georgian as a short form of ელისაბედ (Elisabed). Short forms for that name include Elisa/Eliza and Lisa/Liza, whilst the diminutives include Eliko and Liziko.

Neither is the name derived from a word that means "lily" and also resembles the name, e.g. the Georgian word for the flower is შროშანი (shroshani). There is the name ლილია (Lilia), which is a georgianization of the Russian name Лилия (Liliya), but that name is not popular enough to justify the much higher popularity of Lili. As such, it seems most likely that Lili as an independent name is a georgianization of both the English name Lily and the European diminutive of Elizabeth.

Lastly, the name Lili is written as ლილი in Georgian.

- (in Georgian)
- see the entry for Lili: (in Georgian; the entry's own page unfortunately was not archived)
- see the entry for Lili: (in Georgian; this website copied the complete entry of the prior link)
- (in Georgian; this is a list of female saints whose name starts with L)
- Lili Goksadze (b. 1935), a Georgian linguist: (in Georgian)
- Lili Ioseliani (1922-2014), a Georgian theatre director: (in Georgian)
- Lily Collins (b. 1989), known in Georgian as Lili Kolinzi: (in Georgian)

Of course, you can also find plenty of bearers on social media. On Facebook, you can perform an exact search using keywords like "Lili" + "Tbilisi" or simply "ლილი". Be sure not to search for just "Lili", because then you will be overwhelmed with bearers from other countries.

If you don't have an account on LinkedIn, you can go to Google and do an exact search for "Lili" + "ge.linkedin". That should show all the bearers that allow for their LinkedIn account to be available on Google.
Lucille  6/17/2020

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: LIL-ee (English)

Meaning: English variant of LILY.
RHAWK3935  6/14/2020
This is also the Welsh word for the lily flower.
erb816  5/29/2020
This looks like a nickname. I prefer Lily.
someone-  4/20/2020
Y please.
kayisforkeen  10/5/2018
Lili is also the spelling of the name used in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. It is used on a regular basis but both Lilia and Liliana are much more common. In general all of the Lili-names are more common for women over 40 in Romania and Moldova and not used very much on young girls. Lilia is by far the most common.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2018
In Hungary, it is also a diminutive of Natalia.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  11/12/2016
Hungarian pronunciation: LI-li.
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
This can also be a Hungarian nickname for Liliána.
Anyechka  5/30/2016
Elisabetta "Lili" Rosboch von Wolkenstein is the wife of the Belgian prince Amedeo.
Thalia  5/8/2016
Lili is a popular name in Slovenia right now. It's short version of Lilijana. It's a very cute name.
katarina ana  1/3/2016
Whenever I see this spelling Lili, I think of Lili von Shtupp from Blazing Saddles.
vitaminanime  1/8/2015
The name Lili was given to 89 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
This is also the Welsh word for "lily."
― Anonymous User  10/5/2010
Lili (pronounced lee-lee) is also a modern Hebrew name meaning "lily", although the Hebrew equivalent for lily has traditionally been Shoshana (also sometimes used as the Hebrew for "rose"; cf the modern Varda and Vered, "rose").
Jonquil  5/3/2009
Lili Elbe was the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/9/2009
It's a very pretty name for a girl and looks much better written in cursive then Lily. I find the spelling "Lily" to be quite plain and unorginal, it's always the name of the best friend in movies. Lilli is just odd, Leelee I don't even know what to say to that.

Overall if I was going to name a girl something pretty I would name her Lili. Oh and this could also be short for Lilianna.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2008
Reminds me of Marlene Dietrich's song 'Lili Marlene' which I love.
Anjamon  9/4/2007
This name is also commonly used as a Welsh spelling of the name Lily.
Cyneburga  6/2/2007
This is French singer Alizee's nickname.
michi_vane  2/22/2007
I adore this name, mainly because it used to be my nickname when I was a little girl (pronounced as Lee-lee). I only hated it because most people would end up calling me Lil-ee by mistake.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2006
There is also a Chinese name Lili, pronounced Lee-LEE. It means "beautiful".
Ylva  6/22/2006
Actress Lili Taylor is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
"Lili" is a movie based on the Broadway musical "Carnival." It centers on a young woman named Lili.
breakofday  12/17/2005
This is also a variant of the name Lily, meaning "lily flower".
― Anonymous User  4/15/2005

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