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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lillian
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lillian in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Lillian:
Records indicate that 405,405 girls in the United States have been named Lillian since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1920, when 10,053 people in the U.S. were given the name Lillian. Those people are now 99 years old.
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Comments about the name Lillian
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22 Positive Comments
"My daughter's name is Lillian. She spells it L.I.L.L.I.A.N.I think it is a pretty name. There are not a lot of Lillians in the town of Geneva AL." Dec. 7, 2015:
"I love the name Lillian, i do not go by it but Lillian Grace suits me well" Feb. 25, 2015:
"My granddaughters name is lillian, we call he lily. She is full of smiles and very beautiful,energenic, and very smart. She will go along ways in life. She likes to take charge. And by the way did i say she only 2 yrs. Old !" Feb. 28, 2013:
"I don't really like my name when I was growing up because it was uncommon and I do not know anyone else with the same name. Now, at 46 years...I'm loving the name! It's elegant and sounds really sweet! Some called me Lil or Lilly but I always prefer the way it was spelt: LILLIAN" Sep. 21, 2011:
"Lillian is my step dad's mother's name. Both are deceased but he loved his mother very much. She died when he was eleven. I picked this name and later found out it was his mothers.....fate!" Jul. 2, 2011:
"I love this name! My baby girl come Aug will blessed with this name & I just find it to be so beautiful!" Jun. 21, 2011:
"A girl at my old school was called Lillian and it really suited her kind and happy personality. I love this name though I would spell it like Lilyan instead." Jul. 8, 2010:
"My name is also Lillian Mae and I couldnt be happier. I've never met another one of me unless they were old =] But I do prefer the nickname Lilly a lot better." Jul. 22, 2009:
"Hello there! My name is Lien Ngoc Phan (Ngoc Lien means a lily flower that is a strong jade green flower that contends beauty--- in a way).
Anyway, i was teased a lot when i was younger because of my name. When i entered highschool i wrote down my preferred name as LILLIAN and requested everyone to call me that. Now, everywhere i go i am known as LILLIAN, and you know what? i am LOVIN IT! I did not know of the name's meaning at that time, but i felt a connection to it. Fate? lol." Apr. 16, 2009:
"I was born Lillian Collins Friedman but was given up for adoption and later changed to patricia - i was born in Bryn Mawr PA if anyone looking for me!" Nov. 21, 2008:
"I was named for my maternal grandmother and great-grandmother, who were both Lillian. I was born in the late 60s, by which time use of this name had ebbed considerably. Growing up I hated my name and wanted desperately to be Tiffany or Heather or Amy like all (ALL!) my classmates. As an adult I LOVE my name and embrace the fact that it's very unusual in my generation. I chose to give it to my older daughter, making her the fourth in five generations to be Lillian. Sometimes I am called Lil, though this is rare, and I never get called Lily; but of course both of these are good nicknames for Lillian." May. 31, 2008:
"This was my mom's second choice for my name but I ended up being Hallie after her grandmother" Jan. 9, 2008:
"Lillian is my name. its a great name! i always loved it, and thought it sounds very elegant. also great nick-names for it are Lill and Lilli. I dont know anyone else personally who has this name, either." Oct. 14, 2007:
"My sisters name is Lillian Grace. We call her Lilli for short, but Lillian is very elegant!" Jun. 16, 2007:
"I want my first daughter to be named lillian!! i love that name its soooo beautiful. i hate names that i cant see a lil girl having like barbara sounds too grown up for a youngster!! i love lillian cause it sounds like a lil girl. and when she gets older than she could be proud cause its classic" Apr. 19, 2007:
"Lillian has been around for a ling time. My grandmother's name was Lillian, and she was born in 1918." Apr. 12, 2007:
"lilly i always loved that name that and isabella to contact me call 856 783 7911 ask 4 taylor ok" Apr. 11, 2007:
"LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
This is my youngest daughters name and at first I thought it was very old fashioned but then I grew to LOVE IT! It can be shortened to Lilly or Lil and still sound beautiful. This name means alot to me because it was also my Great-Grandmothers." Mar. 12, 2007:
"So cute! Way better than Lily, which is too common. I would like to be named Lillian and keep it the full way." Dec. 23, 2006:
"My 3yr old daughter is named Lillian Rose. I love it. She is named after my grandmother, how hated her name but I just love it. My husband's family calls our daughter calls her Lilly Rose." Jun. 22, 2006:
"Always has been one of my favorites. I'm glad it's making a small revival." Jun. 20, 2006:
"I've grown into my name. It seemed too old for me as a child, but I think it fits now, and I'm 30." Mar. 27, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"I hate my name completely wrong I am a tomboy and this name is very feminine also no one takes me seriously because it's an airhead name apparently" Jan. 27, 2014:
17 Neutral Comments
"I lowkey hate my name (Lilian) bc it?s so formal and the nickname for it (lily) is SOOO common so whenever someone says my name I either think it?s so propper or my nickname I?m so basic" May. 20, 2019:
"My son just named his daughter Lillian Gray..very pretty, but I would have spelled it Lilyan. I think it looks prettier and the nickname would be Lily. because Lillian means Gracious Lily (like the flower) therefore being spelled with one L." Feb. 26, 2013:
"Thank you so much for such kind words about Lilli. Her first mission trip was a life chnaging experience. I'm glad you were there with her. I was especially glad when I knew no other ladies were going." Dec. 29, 2012:
"Happy Birthday Lilli! She is such an amazing young woman! The msosiin field is not an easy place for a child to be or to find ways to be useful. Lilli, however, did not complain and found jobs to do that were such a huge help. I was honored to serve our God beside her. I hope that I will someday have a daughter just like her." Dec. 26, 2012:
"my name is Lillian and i find my name fascinating cos people call me lily and lily flower is not common to come across just lik dat am beautiful am pretty and people love me a lot" Aug. 30, 2012:
"My name is Lillian but everybody calls me Lilly. I wish I knew how to change my nickname to lee though because I am a big tomboy." Dec. 14, 2010:
"My name is Lillian, and I've pretty much always gone by Lilli. When I was younger the only other people with my name were old or dead so needless to say I wasn't a fan. But as I grew up I began to really like it." Mar. 20, 2010:
"my grandmother's name was lillian, it is a name i am considering if i every have another little girl. i would probably call her lili." Jan. 26, 2010:
"My name is Lillian Marie Teresa and I hated my name growing up as they say it now has grown on me but i have not met another Lillian my age unles they werehispanic and named Lilianna." Feb. 3, 2009:
"I find this to be more old lady than young girl, but I guess that this is now making a comeback on the U.S. side of the Atlantic. American silent film actress Lillian Gish died in 1993 when she was about 100 years of age. There was also the American playwright Lillian Hellman, who died in 1984 aged 79." Aug. 23, 2008:
"i agree with above, in the south you will get "lil yun" ugh. why mess up such a beautiful name. :(" Aug. 8, 2008:
"The first name of American silent film actress Lillian Gish and the middle name of the fictional Pamela Isley AKA Poison Ivy, one of Batman's foes, known for her deadly kisses and poisonous plants." May. 2, 2008:
"Our second daughter we named Lillian Grace and we call her Lily. Currently her older sis, who is two calls her Willy. Both Lillian and Grace are family names. We really liked the two names together." Aug. 17, 2007:
"heyy, this is my name! it's definitely a unique name...i'm the only one in my school who has it.
people usually call me lilly, but i prefer lill or lillian.
but i love my name" Aug. 11, 2007:
"I was given this name when I came to the United States. As I got older, I never really like the name. It just sounds too and remind me of a librarian. A person who is too cautious and doesn't take chances." Oct. 24, 2006:
"My grandmother's names is Edith Lillian, but she goes by Lillian. I do think it is old-fashioned, but also unique. Nicknames include Lily, Lilli, and Lil" Nov. 19, 2005:
"Lillian is my name. Since I live in the South everyone pronounces it Lil - yun." Sep. 13, 2005:
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