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Pretty name. It reminds me of Water Lily’s.
I love this name so much! It has become popular, which adds to its beauty. The rising ranks show that many people agree with the classic femininity of Lily. It has many “parent names”— such as Liliana, Lilian, Lilibet, or rarely even Elizabeth! As well, the spelling doesn’t have to change your opinion of it (opting to use Lilly or Lili instead). I love the double-barrel, Lily-Rose, but I also find many names that go with Lily. Some of my favorites would be Lily Marie, Lily Rose (not double-barrel), Lily Leigh, and Lily Clare. 100/10 for LILY!
Lily is one of the most timeless classic names out there!
Super over used but for a good reason, it's pretty and lively and lilies are lovely.
Besides this name being like the most boring and popular girl’s name ever, I always thought it sounded so cute and soft. It is very simple and short, but so feminine and pretty. I think it would work wonders as a middle name too. I love the combination Lily-Rose too.
Lily is a nice name! It’s classy, flower related, and it’s just nice. I love how it sounds. It also makes a great middle name! I think it sounds kind of tough or badass.
Gorgeous. ❤❤.
Flower names are great for girls, but in this case I prefer Lilian or Liliana, though Lily is indeed pretty.
Beautiful. My sister's name is Aurora Lily, and I think it suits her well enough.
I love this name so much- it’s the best flower name.
I am a trans person and this is my deadname. I absolutely hate it and it bothers me so much. I just want to grab the name and start punching it until it finally goes away. I hate flower names in general, no one will see me naming my child this.
Reminds me of the flower.
Lily is the English name for Yayoi Kise used in the English dub of "Smile Pretty Cure!", otherwise known as "Glitter Force".
Sounds beautiful. This is also pretty common, but that just backs the point up.
Literally my FAVOURITE name ever. Lily is such a cute, timeless name. If I ever have a daughter in the future she will be called Lily.
Lovely name even it's common. It's short and sweet, and reminds me of springtime.
I am very upset about all of the not nice comments about this name. I love my name very much and I would not like it if you kept this up. I love this name because it's my name and it means Lily of the Valley, in a Bible verse. I feel very special about my name and I very much dislike how many people are mean about it.
Lily is a beautiful name, but it’s very overused.
In my opinion, Lily is such a timelessly beautiful name.
Lily is a sweet beautiful name but it's quite overused. At the moment I know 7 Lily's.
Lily is a cute, sweet, feminine and nice name. It can work well with all ages. The only problem is that it is overused. I think I know quite a few Lilys though.
Lily is my name, it sounds pretty and I like the meaning, but it's too common.
It's okay. I prefer Lilly.
Basic but beautiful!
I prefer it as a nickname for Liliana.
I do not get why people hate Lily, it is one of the prettiest names ever and it has a great meaning too!
Lily Franky is a male bearer, although this is a stage name. He is a Japanese actor and author who is perhaps best known to Western audiences from the film "Shoplifters".
This name is a great middle name if you have the name Alice, but your last name impacts how it sounds.
L is for Lovely
I is for Inspiring
L is for Loyal
Y is for Youthful.
It’s a very pretty name but way too common- I know 6 Lily’s.
Hella overused.
My name is Lily and I love my name! It was my mom's favourite flower and she loved the sound of it. Funny thing is her name is Susan and she had no idea Susan means Lily in Hebrew!
I mean, it's very nice, but...I don't like it. It sounds like an annoying toddler who pitches a temper tantrum when they don't get a toy they want. But, if you're considering this name, use it. There are definitely worse names than Lily. Hey, if you want a horrible name, use Ryleigh or Kylee. As for popular girl names, I really like Emily and Charlotte.
I love it SO, SO, much! Gosh, the flower represents such a wonderful meaning! To anyone named Lily, please thank your mother a million times for bestowing upon you this name! Why is it so common? Because people around the world also think this is a beautiful name! I don't know what the haters are thinking, I just adore it! ♡.
Lily is a very pretty name. I know it’s very common, but I would use Lily as a middle name if I have a daughter. Lilly is also a great spelling.
Very pretty name.
There's just something so satisfying about this name. It sounds so soft and elegant. Love it!
It's getting really popular, but the name is a wonderful feminine name.
Lily Tucker-Pritchett from Modern Family.
I always think 'what a beautiful name', whenever I hear it. Shame it's so popular.
Quite pretty! For a full name, I prefer this over Lilly, but as a shortened form of Lilliana, I prefer Lilly, since Lilliana also has double s's. The same is true for Liliana.
Lily Morris (born Lilles Mary Crosby; 30 September 1882 – 3 October 1952) was an English music hall performer, who specialized in singing comedic songs, notably "Why Am I Always the Bridesmaid" and "Don't Have Any More, Missus Moore".
Very pretty and feminine. I love it.
Gorgeous! The sound of Lily makes me think of moonlight shining on rippling because of how it lilts.Listen to the songs “Lily of the West”, “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts”, and “Lily the Pink” and you’ll fall even deeper in love with the name Lily.Although what annoys me the most about the possibility of naming my daughter Lily is the super popular alternate spelling Lilly which make cause a lifetime of headaches.
I really like this name and the flower is beautiful, but ugh the girls I know called Lily are so annoying... and this name has gotten super popular now, but I might consider it as a middle name as it is lovely.
Too cutesy and trendy for my taste. There are much prettier names!
Lily is an overrated name in my opinion. The flower is beautiful but idk why it is a name. I know I’m weird, it’s just my opinion. It doesn’t sound very pretty.
Really sweet and pretty. It's incredibly popular in the UK and it isn't my style, really, so I probably wouldn't use it. But it's gorgeous still!
Very trendy and overrated, though I do have a good mate called Lily.
I used this as a prefix for one of my Warrior Cats OCs, Lilywhisker. Although, she ran away from her clan and changed her name to just plain "Lily", but I still think it's really pretty! It's short, sweet, and ages well. It could also fit for a nickname for a longer name, such as Lilith or Lillian, but Lily is also cute on its own. I'm considering using this as a name for someone... maybe a daughter, maybe a pet, we'll see.
I agree with the others that Lily is a beautiful, charming, feminine and full of sweetness name. But it has a big BUT for me (and no, not that it's too common). What happens is that Lily is clearly a little girl's name, I can't imagine a Lily that's more than twelve or thirteen years old, really. I think Lily should only be used as a nickname, not as a full name. I don't know, pick a name like Elizabeth, Alice, Liliana, Olivia, Allison, Lilianne, Aurelia, Liana, Lianne, Libby, Liberty, Linnette, Lydia, Lillian, Lilah or any other name that contains the word "li" somewhere. There are a lot of names like that. I think your daughter, when she grows up, will thank you.
I think Lily is a lovely name. It’s lovely on its own as well as a nickname for Lillian. It’s by far my favorite of the flower names for girls.
So cute on a girl, and ages well! It reminds me of the flower and Lilypads, I can imagine a sweet, kind and caring girl who loves to explore nature.
Sweet and simple. Thinking of this for a middle name after my grandmother, Liliann.
Simple name, sweet sound, but pretty boring, like something is missing in that name, sound is missing. Not that bad, just boring.
A cute and simple name, but rather common.
ADORE! I love the name Lily so much that it's almost annoying — like it should have become stale but it's still pretty and sweet. If only it was a bit more unique! I would definitely name a future daughter this, maybe as a short form of Lillian or my own name, Elizabeth, which is my top favourite name.
My absolute favourite name.
An alternative to Lily, is Nari. It means “Lily” in Korean. I personally prefer Nari a little bit, it’s less common with a bit of charm. Lily just isn’t my style.
Lily isn’t even a bad name. I've heard way worse, people.
The name Lily is derived from the Greek word leiron.
A beautiful name, just like the flower it means. A firm favourite for me and probably always will be. Would definitely be a strong contender for the name of a child.
Lily is a flower name. The word comes from the Latin “lilium” (a Lily) which was borrowed from the Greek “leírion” meaning the same.
This is a beautiful, feminine name. Those of you who have this pretty name are very fortunate.
Terrible name.
Lily can be short for Lillian, Lilika, Liliana or Lilith. It might be from the Greek word "louloudi" which means flower.
Too overdone over the last couple of years. Over it!
Lily Rose Edelman is the daughter of famous American football player, Julian Edelman.
Really nice and pure. But not my style.
Favourite name, so pretty.
Cute, but not my style.
It's real cute but it's...I don't know...not my type, but it's nice.
My name is Lily & I went through a time in my life where I did not care for this name. I felt like my name was too short & not worthy of being a title for a human because of everyone asking me if my name is short for something. However, I grew to like my name because of its femininity, beautiful imagery, simplicity, and transience. The name suits any girl well.
Too common here in the UK Lily-Mae, Lily-Rose, the classic white girl name here in Great Britain, with Emily, Jessica and Olivia.
Dull. The sound is repetitive "Li-lee".
I've changed my mind. I prefer Lilly to Lillian.
I prefer the simplicity of Lily.
Lily Evans is my favorite character in Harry Potter! I completely disagree with the people that think it sounds weak and girly. Lily Evans was brave, strong, independent, kind, and smart. I will always love the name Lily.
So cute!
LILY can also be used as a DIMINUTIVE of ELIZABETH.
I love Lily more as a nickname for Lillian. Lillian is my favorite, and Lily is so cute.
I LOVE the name Lily. Everyone should name their girl Lily. It's so pretty, and I'm proud to have this name. I don't know anyone else with the name Lily. Everyone else called Lily's real name is Lillian, not me! My name is just Lily and I like it and think it's cute, so if you think it's an ugly name, that's YOUR problem, not mine. And I'm not rude and I just don't think it's nice to have your say on a name just because of one person with this name. I hope this helps somebody out!
I was born Lily but as I grew older, I realized it didn't feel right. While the name holds a special place in my heart, I can now say that my name is Caesar.
Lily is my mom’s name. I like it! It’s pure, simple, kind and lovely!
My name is Lily-ann and I always get people mispronouncing of my name. I'm sad.
My name is Lily, and my last name in polish means flower. And my middle name is Nevaeh, backwards for heaven, because of my father. FLOWERZZZ.
I like the name because it's cutesy enough and fits a little girl, but I'd much prefer it as a middle name for my little ones. :)
Extremely pretty! Not too cutesy and not very pretentious. And flowers are very nice. ;)
My name is Lily and when I asked Alexa what my name meant she told me 'strong warrior' and all these other meanings.
My first daughter’s name is Ethelind Alina Olga (I’m Russian English and my husband is English) but we call her Lily or Ethel, in Russia people call her Olesiya. I adore the name Lily, but the only thing that restrained me from officially naming Ethelind, Lily, was that the name is quite common, at least in England. If I ever have another girl child, I might name her Susanna, which means beautiful lily.
I love the name Lily as it has a gentle sound and lilies are my favourite flowers. My granddaughter is called Lily, and my name is Susan, which also means Lily, so we have the same name.
I love the name Lily - it's really complex, yet also extremely short and simple. I also love the name Nari, which is a Korean name that means Lily. I hate the variation Lilly, because it just looks wrong to me. Lillie isn't that great to me, either. But Nari and Lily are just wonderful. I also have always disliked the name Lillian - my younger sister is named Lila (pronounced Ly - lah), and it seems like every kid she knows but isn't close with is named Lillian. Lilian is nice - but something about the name Lillian never felt right to me. A close friend of mine, however, has a cousin named Lilyen, and I just love that so much! It's a Chinese spelling, I'm told, and when it's said out loud something about it is so different and more magical than Lillian. I also feel like Lily is one of those names that could fit so many people. Also, Lilyen has two sisters - Lorien and Lucia, which are also very nice names.
Lily Luik is an Estonian runner with her triplet sisters Liina and Leila. All three ran in Rio 2016. I'm a huge fan of hers and her sisters.
I named my daughter Lily. I cannot think of a more pure and beautiful girl name! My Lily is full of life and happiness. Her name fits her well. Also, all ages seem to like her name and her name does not seem as popular compared to a few years ago!
Pretty straight forward. Decently popular, just careful on that, but it’s a fine name.
I love the name Lily it means passion and pure. People say it's annoying but if it's so annoying then why did over 3 million people name their kids that name?! I love my name and nobody can make me think otherwise.
Very nice name. Although lilies can be poisonous lol, but the flower and the word itself are naturally pretty.
Quite a beautiful name. Not really something I'd use, though.
My name is Lillian, but most people call me Lily. To me this name is delicate and pure like the real flower. I cherish it even if it does give me popularity or attention. I just love it because it can show off my personality as beautiful and colorful, depending on the mood. For all the Lilys, I am grateful to share my name, love it, cherish it, own it.
My name is Lily and I'm young, I like my name a lot but I don't know if I'm gonna like it when I'm older. My mom said she named me after the flower so my real name is just Lily. To be honest I don't even know if I would name MY child that but I like my name anyway, plus it's MY name.
Very frilly for my tastes. Also I can't imagine a 60 year old with this name.
My friend's name is Lily. I think it’s a very pretty name. It’s nice and short. It can also make a good nickname for Lilian. Yet, I prefer the spelling Lillie.
My name is Lilian but I often use Lily.
I felt that Lilian was old fashioned but I've realized I was just insecure and I wanted to seem cool.
Reading these comments on Lilian makes me think it's a sweet name.
Lily Loud is a character from the Nickelodeon show “The Loud House” she is only one and is the youngest of the siblings.
My nickname is Lily, but my real name is Lillian. Not a big fan of this name because it seems like a lot of people have it.
Boring. The sound is repetitive.
This name is beautiful and I would love to name my child this name, if I have one. I also think this could be used as a boy name but slightly modified.
Lily is a cute name, but I think better suited as a second name because it’s not a name which ages with the person. Cute on a little girl, but not on an adult. My dog's name is Lily though, so if I have another daughter I’ll definitely not be naming her Lily.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Lily who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 609th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Nope, just another ditzy name please don’t...
Gorgoeus, classic timeless name. Lily is a wonderful name.
Could be used as a namesake for St Joseph, whose symbol is a white Lily.
Delicate, soft, beautiful… the perfect name! I love the Lily flower and the name is just as pretty. A classic combination is Lily Rose, but mostly I prefer just Lily because the name Rose is overused and spoils the effect of plain Lily. Some of the combinations I do like are Lily Sapphire, Lily Tia, Lily Agnes and Lily Jessica. Lovely!
Lily is the prettiest name to me. It's so soft, and feminine. Flowers are so beautiful and names given after flowers are too.
Lily is "Lirio" in Spanish and "Lis" in French.
Very pretty name. I would give this name to my daughter if I had one, and I recommend it.
My grand niece is named Lily Aimee. (pronounced the French way A-may). Lily is a lovely name for a girl. I think it is very feminine and beautiful.
Tell me again how they get Lillian out of Elizabeth... I don't get that.
I love Lily, best name.
Lily Loud from The Loud House.
I love this name, beautiful and classy!
I love this name and I just wish it was less popular.
Lily also is a minor character in Dragon Age: Origins, so the "Dragon Age characters" tag would be appropriate.
Lily-Rose Melody Depp is a French-American actress and model. Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born in Paris on May 27, 1999. She is the daughter of American actor, producer, and musician Johnny Depp and French singer, actress, and model Vanessa Paradis. After 14 years together, her parents split in 2012 and set up shared joint custody of Depp, who splits her time between Los Angeles and Paris. Depp is the older sister of John "Jack" Christopher Depp III and the niece of French actress Alysson Paradis.
Lily means pure and innocent.
My BFF is Lily. We call her Lils for short. I also have a cat called Lily. It's cute. If I didn't have a cat or a BFF called Lily, then when I'm older I might of called my daughter Lily.
This is one of those names that everyone loves, but that I don't give a damn. This name is very popular to the point of having already become uninspired. I don't hate nor love Lily, it's just a MEH name for me.
I know about 50 Lily's. This name is SO common. I hate it.
Lili is a Georgian form of the name.
Two famous bearers of the name Lily are Lily Potter (wife of James Potter) and Lily Luna Potter (daughter of Harry and Ginny Potter). Lily Potter is really important to the story, as Harry Potter wouldn't have existed without her and he wouldn't be part of the prophecy. Lily Luna Potter is the sister of Albus Potter, the main character of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Both Lily's are very important in the Harry Potter franchise.
I had a friend in the mid 1990's whose teen daughter was named Lily. Back then it wasn't all that popular and I fell in love with the name. I decided then I would name my daughter Lily or a variant of it. When I found out I was having a daughter in 2003, I decided to add the name Ann to it since so many family members had that name. So her final name is "Lilyann". NOT Lilian. Looking back on it, I would have spelled it "Lily-Ann". That way people could not take a quick look and mispronounce the name. Also, my daughter prefers Lilyann to Lily, but HATES when people either misspell or mispronounce her name (which is common it seems, in the above comments). I found out after she was born that her great-great grandmother, born sometime in the mid to late 1800's, had the names "Lily Anne". :)
My name is Lily, no Lilian, Liliana, or Lilith behind it. I love my name! I especially love it because the flower is so beautiful! I've had this name for 19 years! I love it! I'm also really glad it's not spelled Lilly, no offense! It's still a cute name otherwise. Being half Native American also makes me love it! My culture and family are so connected to the land of this country. Having a name after a gorgeous flower makes it that much better! It's just so me too! In all, Lily is a good name!
Lily is a cute name for a kid, but I can't imagine it on an adult.
I think the name Lily is cool until you turn five and then it's just embarrassing. I have a friend whose name is Lily and she absolutely hates it for the same reason.
You can name your kid Lily, but I would choose a more respectable one, like Elizabeth or Charlotte.
Lily Cotton is the mother of Sam's wife Rosie in the Lord of the Rings books.
Lily Maud Aldridge is an American model. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal in 2014 for the cover of the issue's 50th anniversary.
One of the prettiest names ever!
I like it, but it's so common and boring that I'm tired of hearing it. Lilian, Lilith, Lillia, or Lilleas would be better names.
The flower of new life and rebirth.
I don't think it is a name that is just okay when you're a kid, because it has a sense of maturity while also meaning and sounding innocent. Also it doesn't really matter what the Lily looks or acts like.
I am a Lily and I love the name. When I was younger I didn't though, just because it made me sound a little too girly. But I realized that it didn't really matter. I was named after my great grandma Lillian and I adore that extended version. I was always the only Lily growing up and I only found another Lily two years ago but her name is Lilianna. I was born in 2002 and I have found that I hear a lot of Lily's under the age of 10 or 8, but usually spelt Lilly. I have had my fair share of being spelt with two Ls, one time on my report card! Anyway, in short I love my name.
This name just doesn't age well.
I go by Lily and everyone asks if my full name is Lillian, but it's Emily! I know Lily is getting popular with little kids now but I'm 19 so I think it's fine. And it's way less popular than Emily.
A lot of strippers use flower names. I don't care for it.
My name is Lily and I think it is one of the prettiest names. I do not think of it as a weak name, you are the only person who can show if you are a strong person or not. I am not at all a weak person, in fact quite the opposite. I also have dark long hair and green eyes. I do not believe it suits just blondes.
I love this name because it is classy yet simple and suits adults and children.
Lily is one of Misty's sisters in Pokémon.
Lily is gorgeous. Simple and sweet. Also super popular. I still love it! I prefer Lily to Lilly.
I love this name. If I had daughter I would call her Elizabeth and use Lily as her nickname. Nowadays I think having a common name can be a good thing because it provides more privacy on social media.
This name is too weak and fragile to me - frilly and girly, too cutesy for my taste. I prefer names that are a bit tough.
Lillian Salvatore is the mother of the vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. Everyone on the show calls her Lily.
This name is beautiful! My bff's name is Lily. She is sporty, sarcastic, and funny. But, my cousins name is also Lily. She is sweet, self sacrificing, and indoorsy. My bff is dark haired, dark eyed, and she wears big glasses. She wears shorts, tank tops, and sneakers. My cousin is blonde, icy blue eyes, she prefers to wear pink and green. She wears skirts with leggings, flat shoes, and lacy shirts. Lily can apply to anyone and still be classic or modern. Plus I love Harry Potter.
Lily is the name of Harry Potter's mother in the Harry Potter books and movie series.Chester Bennington (from Linkin Park) named one of his twins Lily.
I like my name. It is easy to spell. Lily.
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, better known by her stage name Lily James, is an English actress.
Lily is such a lovely, sweet, cute, girly name. It's also gorgeous when it's used as the hyphenated name 'Lily-Rose'. :)
Lily is the best name ever, but I absolutely hate the name Lilly with 2 L's. Spell it right people! I also dislike the name Lillian and prefer just Lily or Elizabeth.
It also annoys me how popular this name has become, and I think it takes away from the beauty of it. Nonetheless, Lily is a gorgeous name which does not sound fragile at all to me because the closest Lily I know is the loudest and most outgoing person ever! I do not know too many Lily's my age or older; they are all part of younger generations. I have also known a few dogs in my neighborhood named Lily. Ten out of ten for Lily.
I named my daughter Lilly Grace in 2012. It fits her perfectly. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and the sweetest little personality. I'm thinking about changing her name to Lillian for documentation purposes and a bit more class and sophistication but still calling her Lilly.
Tin Lily is the eponymous title of a novel by Joann Swanson.
I used to love this name 15 years ago before it became stupid popular. I now prefer Lilya to Lily.
I don't like it. It's far too cutesy and weak, unlike Jasmine.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The name Lily was actually given to 10 baby BOYS born in the US in 2012... Guess they really wanted a girl!
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.
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.
Singer-actress Lily Pons (1898-1976).
I like the Scandinavian form better!
Way, way common! I mean, I like it but I know several people with that name!
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! :/
Even though it is number one in Australia I still love it, it is so sweet. :)
Whenever I see this name I think of "Lily Potter" Harry Potter's mom from the Harry Potter series.
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.
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.
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.
Lilies are one of my favourite flowers, so I really like this name. It's also nice as a nickname for Lillian.
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.
Lily Collins is the name of an American actress.
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.
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?
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.
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. :)
Lily (portrayed by Mila Kunis) is the deuteragonist of the 2010 movie, "Black Swan".
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.
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.
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.
This is beautiful. I would call my daughter Lily! It's so pretty.
I love this as a nickname for Elizabeth. I think it's adorable.
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.
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).
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.
Lily Munster, from "The Munsters" TV show, a vampire; played by Yvonne de Carlo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful, pretty, cute, appropriate for any age and definitely the best spelling. I named my daughter Lily.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a very pretty name - I prefer this spelling to Lilly.
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'.
Lily Donaldson is an established British fashion model.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The Smashing Pumpkins released a song called "Lily (My One and Only)" on their 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinte Sadness.
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!
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.
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.
It's a pretty, simple name, and despite the syllables being pronounced similarly, it doesn't sound infantile. But it's overused.
Lily Briscoe, bien sûr, is a rather prominent character in the novel 'To the Lighthouse,' by Virginia Woolf.
Lilianna Robbins (Lily), is the main chracter in the first series of Faithgirlz! books by Nancy Rue.
I love this name. I would name my daughter Lily. This name is lovely.
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'.
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)
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.
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.
I LOVE this name! It's so pretty. I think it goes well with the first name Madeline.
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.
Beautiful, noble, traditional name. It works.
I love this name. It's so pretty. I will possibly use this name when I am older.
I really adore this name. This even has surpassed Rose as a favorite flower name. Lily is my #3, surpassing Elizabeth.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I think this name is adorable. I also like Rose, but only as a middle name. Lily would be a nice first name.
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.
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!
I like Lily. It's my nickname, since for some reason people can't say my name right.
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!
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.
Lily is a very pretty, but I think I'm happier with my own name, Lillian.
It's not really my favourite name. But sweet, yes.
Lily is a nice name, though I prefer Lillian more because it's
more sophisticated.
LOVE it! A pretty major character in one of my stories is named Lily Elizabeth Christine.
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.
Lily was the murdered girl on Veronica Mars.
I just love this name, it's so beautiful and strong. I don't like much lilies, but the name is still wonderful.
The Who has a song called "Pictures Of Lily."
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.
I think Lily is one of the prettiest names in the world for a girl.
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!
Lily Allen is a singer, I love her song Smile, I'm listening to it right now!
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?
I really like this name. I prefer it to be spelt Lyli.
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.
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.
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.
A pretty name for a girl. It has a very pure, sweet, gentle sound to it. I prefer Lilana though.
A famous bearer of this name is Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp, born May 27, 1999.
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.
"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).
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.
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.
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.
Don't forget the famous proverb "Gilding the Lily," which means "to unnecessarily embellish something that is already beautiful or perfect."
Both actors Kate Beckinsale and Johnny Depp have daughters called Lily. I think it's a beautiful name.
Actress Lily Tomlin is a famous bearer.
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.
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.
I love this name. It's so pretty. One day if I have a daughter I might name her Lily.
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.
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.
The lily is also, with death and purity, a symbol of rebirth.
The Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn are the flowers of May.
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.
The lily flower is also known as the flower of death.
The flower lily is sometimes associated with death, too. Uusually it symbolizes innocence, though.
Famous bearers include model Lily Cole and child actress Lily Nicksay.
LILY can also be the pet form of several names: LILLIAN, LILIAN, LILIA, or ELIZABETH.
Famous bearer is Lily (Evans) Potter, Harry Potter's mother.

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