Lily Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \p(a)-lma, pal-ma\
Number in U.S 👶 154,000
Rate in 2021 98
Numerology 🔢 22
Name origin 🌍 Latin

Lily : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Like Rose and Violet, Lily is a flower name. The word comes from the Latin "lilium" (a lily) which was taken from the Greek "leirion" meaning the same. The Egyptian root “SSN” or “seshen” stood for the “lotus flower”, a flower of possible symbolic importance to the ancient peoples of Egypt. The lotus flower closes and sinks underwater at night, then rises and flowers again at dawn (representing the sun, creation, and rebirth). The Hebrews borrowed the word from the Egyptians as “Shoshannah” (שׁוֹשַׁנָּה) meaning “lily” and the ancient Greeks first used “Sousón” from the same place. All of them are related to the ancient "Lotus" of Egypt; the later Greek and Latin words for lily flower were essentially a corruption of the earlier words. The ancient Greeks believed that they sprang from the milk of Hera (queen of the gods). As Christianity flourished in the early first centuries AD, the lily flower became associated with the purity and chastity of the Virgin Mother. Lilies are also a common funeral flower symbolizing innocence restored after death. Naming girls after flowers became very fashionable among English speakers in the 19th century. This style of naming eventually declined in popularity in the later years of the 20th century, but is currently enjoying a revival. Lily is by far the most popular of flower names today. It is hugely fashionable in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland. It is a Top 20 favorite in Australia, Canada, and the United States; and it does very well in France and Belgium. It is hugely fashionable in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland. It is a Top 20 favorite in Australia, Canada, and the United States; and it does very well in France and Belgium. It is hugely fashionable in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland. It is a Top 20 favorite in Australia, Canada, and the United States; and it does very well in France and Belgium.


Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of two-year-olds and Fours into one powerful force. References to the Master Builder and "big business" serve to underline the enormous potential of this personality. Twenty-one two-year-olds are fearless leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely prudent, and highly organized. As such, they are capable of manifesting something of the greatest importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so they can be a burden. However, Twenty Twos are action takers and takers. Also, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony.


The Lily name has been in use in the United States for more than a century, enjoying moderate popularity in the early 20th century. Beginning in the 1920s, however, the name began to lose its status on the charts and almost disappeared in the 1960s. Lily was hit again on the charts beginning in the 1970s and 80s, but her real success has come in the 21st century. Lily landed in the Top 100 of the list for the first time in 2002 , and then in 2009, it became a Top 20 favorite for girls. The lovely, delicate sound of her provides for a very feminine and super flowery given name. The name also has many variants (Lillie, Lilly, Lillian) and combines very well with other names (Lily-Ann, Lily-May, Lily-Rose). It should be noted, however, which Lillian and Lillie developed as a pet form and diminutive of Elizabeth. Lily is specifically the name of a flower. It could also be considered such a pretty name option for babies born in May, since the lily is the birth flower of May.

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10/30/2022 9:17:52 AM

My daughters name is Keira Lily Tiger. Lily is my favorite flower. She came out with lots of dark hair. She is mixed race of Caucasian (me) and Native American ( her dad). Looks like her dad.

10/24/2022 9:20:30 PM

When I named my son Kaden Michael, I had never heard of the name Kaden. That was 6 years ago and now I hear it often. The name was thought of by my brother and we spelled it with a K because my name begins with a K.

10/23/2022 10:04:30 AM

I love my name and I often get comments that I ?look like a Lily?. The only thing I don't like about it is that there are so many young girls with that name. I work in retail at a theme park and I'meet tons of little girls named Lily. It gets really confusing when'their mothe's yell at them, I always think I'm getting yelled at.

10/23/2022 8:18:42 AM

Thats my name, well It's Lillian but evryone just calls me Lily!

10/10/2022 2:54:42 AM

My name is Liliana but I go by Lily and I think both versions of the name are beautiful

10/7/2022 11:43:32 AM

It is my granddaughter's name, and it is appropriate. At 4 she is a lovely little flower. She likes her name and all things floral, as well as animals.

10/6/2022 11:05:18 PM

My name is Lili except it is spelled Lili instead of Lily. I love my name. I also love how It's spelled because I have met other Lilys but none of their names are spelled with an I at the end instead of a Y.

9/28/2022 4:42:48 PM

I read with inter'st the last comment. I gave my daughter the name Olivia but when everyone began calling her Livvy I quickly stopped it and now she is 19 and commonly known as Lily to most. I love both names as Lily does.

9/20/2022 3:17:06 AM

I like my name, Lily. Tbh i don't get why people fuss over a name? like It's a name? It's not a poisenous bottle that's gonna kill you, don't say negative stuff about names because someone who is called that will feel like crap. Everyone thinks Lily means perfect and Pure and therefor all lily's are so. But that's wrong, plus i've only ever meet 1 other Lily in my entire life.

9/19/2022 2:21:14 PM

Really cute, but im put off using it because its becoming so popular!

9/12/2022 4:33:04 AM

I see that Kate has been a popular suggestion for the middle name of a girl named Lily. My name happens to be Lily Catherine and sometimes my family calls me Lily kate. I love my name and I think it'd be pretty for your baby girl.

5/11/2022 9:48:54 PM

I love the name Lily. It's my youngest daughter's name, and the only reason i didn't give it to my first child is because Mia had been a favourite of mine for years. My Lily is a Lily Skye, though we were considering Lily Rose, Lily Hope, Lily May and Lily Gabrielle. Also, i had to laugh at a comment that'said Lily is unique- i really don't think it is! It's been around for years, and It's also in the top ten baby girl names of 2020.

5/10/2022 5:27:00 PM

My name is Lily, and I'm named after the Calla Lily. I'm always afraid of telling people my "beautiful" middle name, fearing they will tell other people and other people will tell other people and then my beautiful and unique name will be stolen. :( I adore my name, but I hate that'so many people are naming their kids Lily. It upsets me a lot, making me think that my name is no longer unique as it was so much before. I'much more like my middle name (as it very uncommon in the US), but I am stuck with Lily. Oh, well. Actually, I'm stuck with "Lilly" as that's how so many people spell it. I hate that no one's ever heard of the Calla Lily or knows how to spell it.

4/25/2022 9:37:12 AM

My daughter's name is Lily Moon Beam. Her'sister is Mazie Sun, and brother...Eli Christopher. I think all the names flow beautifully together. Beam is their last name.

4/7/2022 11:27:54 PM

I love it! It's my name and I get lots of compliments. No complaints!

3/22/2022 1:06:00 PM

Lily Ann will be the name of my baby girl

12/22/2021 4:33:00 AM

We named my 1st Daughter Am?lie Rayne. (Ah-Meh-Lee, Rain) My wife and I both have very common names and wanted something different for our 1st child. People often pronounce her name as "Emily" or "Amilia" but the one we have started hearing recently is "aye-ma-lee" :) which actually makes me laugh. I have yet to meet another girl named Am?lie, so this fits right within what we wanted for our beautiful princess. When we were trying to decide what to name our daughter, we loved the name Am?lie as we had heard it on a TV show "Americas Got talent" season 11 from the Clairvoyants act. The name was pronounced so beautifully, we had never heard the name before and thought this could be it. Many years later When'traveling through London for my wifes "babymoon" / vacation, we were walking through Flea Markets downtown, and noticed a children's wooden'train spelling out Am?lie. We knew then'that our little, soon to be princesses name would be Am?lie. Everywhere we go, people stop us and tell us that it is the most beautiful name they have ever heard, and this makes for proud parents.

11/11/2021 12:21:00 AM

My name is Lily er's and I'm five. I was named after Lily Lake in Harrison, Michigan. My middle name comes from the Greek goddess of discord, which my parents say fits me. I know a Lily, but her full name is Lillian. I like both names. And I also like to read. Bye.

10/9/2021 11:51:18 AM

My name is lily and I love my name because it is not so generic it is different and special and I love how It'sounds and people can call me lil for short!

8/20/2021 4:03:18 AM

My name is Lily (not short for anything). A bunch of peoples have been fussing about how the name Lily is common nowadays, I'm in high school and I'm literally the only Lily in the'school


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Lily?
The origin of the name Lily is Latin.
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