Lillian: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Lillian

Like Lily, Lillian is linked to the flower lily, but is also thought to be a derivative of Elizabeth and originally gained popularity in the 1700s. A combination of Lily and Ann, it also carries the biblical meaning “My God is a vow.” Depending on how you say it, Lillian can rhyme with million so this kid might be a good luck charm.

Nicknames:

Lily, Lilly, Lil.

Famous people named Lillian:

Lillian Gish, actress prominent in the 1910s and ‘20s; Lillian Hellman, screenwriter and political activist in the 1950s.

Fun fact:

The first time this name became popular was in the early 1700s with the expansion of the French colonial empire around the world.

More Inspiration:

Lovely L Names For Baby Girls, Double The Fun: Girl Names With Double Letters, Perfect 3-Syllable Girl Names,