Baby Name Games

Lillian February 16, 2007

Filed under: Girls L,Top 100 List — namegames @ 6:37 pm

United States Top 100         Girls


  • The name Lillian was ranked 38 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Lillian was ranked 32 in 1880. It broke into the top 10 at 10 in 1898. It held that spot through 1901. It gradually decreased in popularity to an alltime low of 491 in 1978. It has increased in popularity since then and will probably continue to do so.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It follows the trend of old-fashioned names coming back into style.
  • It offers the popular nickname Lily/Lilly/Lillie.


  • The Latin meaning of Lillian is “lily flower.”

Alternate Spellings


Is your name Lillian or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


One Response to “Lillian”

  1. aliki Says:

    I would love to name my daughter lilian one day, but am scared she will be teased about her name, for it sounding alot like lil lets tampons?

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