Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LIL-ee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the flower, a symbol of purity. The word is ultimately derived from Latin lilium. This is the name of the main character, Lily Bart, in the novel The House of Mirth (1905) by Edith Wharton. A famous bearer is the American actress Lily Tomlin (1939-).

Related Names

DiminutivesLeanna, Liana, Lillia, Lillie
Other Languages & CulturesLiljana(Albanian) Liliya, Lilyana(Bulgarian) Ljiljana, Ljilja(Croatian) Liliana(Czech) Lilli, Lilly(Danish) Lilja(Faroese) Lilja, Lilli(Finnish) Lili, Liliane, Lilianne(French) Liana(Georgian) Lili, Lilli(German) Lili, Liliána, Lilien(Hungarian) Lilja(Icelandic) Lile(Irish) Lilia, Liliana, Liana(Italian) Lilija(Latvian) Lilija, Lilijana(Lithuanian) Liljana(Macedonian) Lilly(Norwegian) Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Liliana, Liana(Portuguese) Lílian(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Liliana, Liana(Romanian) Lilia, Liliya, Lilya(Russian) Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Lileas(Scottish Gaelic) Ljiljana, Ljilja(Serbian) Lilijana, Liljana(Slovene) Lilia, Liliana(Spanish) Lilly(Swedish) Lilia, Liliya, Lilya(Ukrainian)

People think this name is

classic   youthful   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   simple  


Lily (Lilium medeoloides)Lily (Lilium medeoloides)


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Entry updated June 9, 2023