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I really like this name because it's lovely and warm! When I think of this name, I picture an active girl. In my opinion, this name is better than the one L variant: Lilian.
Lillian is pretty, not as used as Lily or sounds too old-fashioned like Elizabeth. I think it is quite an appropriate version for those Lilys who grew up and want a more adult and professional name. Although personally I like Lilliana more, although the two versions are just beautiful. As for Gillian or Jillian I'm not so sure. They sound a bit strange to me...
This name is so cute. I’m not particularly fond of the nickname Lilly because it’s so popular but I would use Lillian either way, I just love it that much.
Childish.
I don’t get it... Why do people think Lilian is cuter?
I prefer Lilliana WAY better! It is so much more pretty.
My name is Lillian. I used to hate it because people used to make fun of it and misspell it as “Lilyin”. I would often go by Lily (and my family still calls me Lily), but I now use Lillian because it sounds more professional.
Elegant, beautiful and ages well, I would name a daughter this.
My name is Lillian and I adore it! It is so unique and beautiful!
Lillian is one of my middle names and, despite it being a girly name, I love it :)
My name is Lillian and I absolutely hate it! I love the vintage feel of it and I think it's a beautiful name on others, but I don't feel that it fits me personally, so I went by Gillian for a long time and now go by Gabriella.
I like Lillian better that Gillian and Jillian. Also, you can get a lot of nicknames with this name like Lilli, Lillia, Lila, etc.
Lillian is a gorgeous, pure and feminine name.
What I find most surprising is that "Lillian" was at one time the 466th most popular masculine name!
My name is Lillian, but I go by Lily. This was my great-grandmother's name, but she usually went by Marie, with her middle name being that.
My name is Elizabeth, but I usually go by the nickname Lillian.
Lily of a million. Lillian.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Lillian who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 282nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Lillian is a classy, gorgeous name for a girl.
I know I will probably get a lot of dislikes on this, but I CAN'T STAND THIS NAME. It sounds like someone got bored with Lily and made Lillian. It also sounds like a mean nickname for someone, like loony or dumdum. Don't get met me wrong, I have met plenty of Lillians that are nice, smart and sporty, I have no problem with the people who have this name, it's about the name itself. Even this is better than Lilliona, though.
Lillian Gertrud Asplund (October 21, 1906 - May 6, 2006) was the last living American survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Lillian is a beautiful name and so girly, but I hate the name Lilly. It is so tizzy and ditzy.
To add to what the previous commenter said, Lillian is such a unique name where I live. I have never met another Lillian in any of my classes or out in public. I love how my name is so different from others here. :)
Lillian Russell was the stage name of one of the most popular actress/singers of the late 19th and early 20th century.
I was born in 1958. Growing up, I wanted a common name. Throughout grade school I never even met another classmate named Lillian. I eventually learned to appreciate my name's uniqueness. Now you say it's trendy? Who'd have thought?
There is a current author named Lillian Too. I wish I could meet her so that I can tell her my name is Lillian too!
My middle name is Lillian, which I have always hated but I am gradually starting to be pleased about. My mother's middle name was Lillian, her best friend was Lillian, and my grandmother-in-law's first name was Lillian. With all that in mind, my daughter has just had a baby girl and named her Scout Lillian, which I really like as a combination. Strong, cheeky name combined with sweet, feminine name. I agree with everyone who says that Lily is becoming too common - but ideally it should be spelled Lily like the flower, rather than Lilly.
My full name is Lillian, but I go by Lilly. As someone said earlier, this name can sometimes feel good to have and other times its feels sorta lame, I guess...
My little sister's name is Lillian. I think she is pretty smart. I like this name and I wish my parents named me Lillian instead of the one I have.
Honestly, a lot of people are saying that Lillian is an old fashion name and for older people or for girly and babyish girls If you cant tell by my username my name is Lillian and I'm not old fashioned at all or girly. I play sports like basketball and soccer and I am in no way proper either, it honestly depends on the person. Us Lillians aren't all proper, girly, or dull. We are ourselves different from one another, it's like how people with ginger or red hair don't like to be called ginger because it's stereotypical taking them out of a group or calling them something just because of their hair color. Others aren't going around and saying "Hey brown!" to people, but anyway, all Lillians are different in their own way- just don't judge a book by its cover.
Too old fashioned for me. I don't know any young Lillian's. I prefer just Lily as a full name.
I prefer it spelled as Lilian, as it looks a bit smoother. Other than that, I like the name; very pretty, but a bit too common for me.
I somewhat like the name Lillian but I see it as more of a guy's name than a girls name.
For people who say that people called Lillian are weak, extremely girly or babyish? Can we please just take a minute to realise that it's not the name that makes the person, it's the person that makes the name. My best friend is called Lillian and she's probably the strongest, least babyish girl I know, and for me, Lillian as a name is elegant and beautiful.
Lillian "Lily" Salvatore is the mother of the vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore in the TV series The Vampire Diaries.
In Bulgarian the name Liliana (pronounced Lilyana, with the accent on "ya") comes from a popular pronunciation of the flower "lilac" (Syringa vulgaris).
My name is Lily, and people ALWAYS ask if my real name is Lillian. It's actually Elizabeth XD. I honestly love the name Lily but hate the name Lilly or Lillian.
I really like this name, but it's a shame its getting so trendy. At least it's a beautiful name with history, unlike many trendy names. I would say maybe use this as a middle name with a more unique name, because it definitely deserves use. However, I feel like there are going to be a lot of little Lillian's in preschools and kindergartens soon, so be careful. But if you really love it as a first name, go for it! I really like Lillian as just Lillian with no nicknames because although I like the name Lilly, its just too common these days. That could be a reason why this name has gotten more use in recent years.
Beautiful, classic name that's making a comeback. Lilly is a good nickname. I know someone with this name and everyone tells her it's their grandmas name, which I think is good because that's just proof it can age well!
I think this name is beautiful, but it's extremely popular in the United States so I would only ever use it as a middle name.
Lillian Florence Hellman (b. 1905 in News Orleans, Louisiana) was an American author.
Lillian Diana Gish was an American actress. She was born in 1893 in Springfield, Ohio and died 1993 in New York City, New York.
Old-fashioned, but pretty girls name.
Whenever I hear this name I think of the racist b-word Lillian-Jean from "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor. That is why I don't like this name.
I'm sorry, but I really don't like this name. It reminds me of old lady.
Love this name so much! But I hate the nickname Lily, and how popular it is, hopefully it will go down in popularity!
My name is spelled Liliane. It was influenced by my grandmother's name Diane.
This is a beautiful name and has a pretty nickname of Lily. Unfortunately it has become too popular so I've had to remove it from my potential baby-name list. Too bad. :(
Strange, I was not a fan of the name until my best friend came along. I only like it for having the same meaning to my name, Susanna.
I love this name, my cousin has it but hers is spelt Lilienne. Personally I like that spelling better.
Lillian does not rhyme with million, even if you do say it milli-on. It's Lil-ee-an, not Lil-ee-on. It's not old fashioned either; it's rising in popularity. My name is Lillian, and I have a spine and I don't wear tea/party dresses.
I think the name Lilly is really cute, but the name Lillian is too old fashioned.
A famous bearer was American playwright Lillian Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984). Among her well-known works are the plays 'The Children's Hour' (1934), 'The Little Foxes' (1939) and 'Toys in the Attic' (1959), as well as the screenplay to the 1977 film "Julia."
I'm 15 and my middle name is Lillian (after my grandma) and some days I love it and some days I hate it. It's just one of those names that sounds old sometimes and pretty others.
I find it extremely beautiful and a definite classic. It's very unique in my opinion, and it really is just SO beautiful!
Beautiful name. Utterly classic.
Actors Parker Stevenson & Kirstie Allen have a daughter Lillian Parker (born 1994).
Wonderful name, glad it's still popular.
Lillian and Jillian for twins.
That would be ridiculously cruel. Yes, and here is Lillian and Jillian. Otherwise known as Jill and Lil, Jilly and Lily, Jill and Lily, or Jilly and Lil.
Lillian Smith, author of "Strange Fruit" is a famous bearer.
My sister is called Lillian and she is 15! It is not just a name for old people. She gets compliments on her name a lot. At least you remember it more than say a person named Emily or Kate. I like those names, but they are very common.
I think this name is so weak. It sounds like the name of a person who has no spine.
Well my name is Lillian and I know only one other Lillian and she is one month old I am proud of the name Lillian and I never even considered going by Lilly or Lily.
This name is not pretty to me, it sounds old and uninteresting. Not popular on the west coast at all.
Lillian is a nice name.
This name is a name that seemed to catch my interest. But not a name that I've really liked.
I wish that Lillian wasn't rising in popularity, it makes my name so unspecial.
I love the name Lillian. I think it's WAY prettier than Lily, but that's probably because my name is Lillian.
Reminds me of a little girl in a tea/party dress.
Lillian Gish was an American film actress, b. 1893, d. 1993.
Janna & Greg Long, who both sing with the Christian group Avalon, have a daughter named Lillian Flowers "Lilli".
A famous bearer of this name is Oscar-nominated actress Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) who was better known as Lillian Gish. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1946 for "Duel in the Sun".
This is a beautiful name and it rhymes with million.
This name does not rhyme with million! It is pronounced Lil-ee-an, not lil-lion.
This is an okay name, but I much prefer Lily. To the second commenter, Lillian does rhyme with million.
Lillian does so ryhme with million. Some people don't pronounce it mil-yon, I prononce it Milli-on. Lillian is a pretty name, also the name of the twin, Lil, from the Rugrats.

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