Lillian

Lillian - A popular female name



  Mar 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lillian, meaning lily, a flower, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #14. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lillian and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lillian? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lillian. The baby girl name Lillian was given to 7,100 baby girls in 2012, ranking #25 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 199 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lillian peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Lillian Ho
Lillian Blankenship
Lillian Rich


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Lillian is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lillian is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #6 - and is the least popular in California at position #99.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lillian is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Lillian is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Lillian goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Lillian origin and meaning

Lillian is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means lily, a flower. To see famous people named Lillian, pop culture references for the name Lillian and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lillian

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lillian, sorted by popularity.

Lynn / Lena / Leona / Lynne / Lana / Liliana / Leanne / Leann / Leilani / Leanna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201225
201122
201022
200927
200829
200733
200638
200550
200465
200376
200296
2001112
2000129
1999147
1998174
1997211
1996249
1995292
1994309
1993346
1992346
1991340
1990368
1989371
1988368
1987427
1986407
1985419
1984439
1983446
1982450
1981421
1980425
1979466
1978493
1977434
1976426
1975439
1974417
1973376
1972358
1971360
1970337
1969327
1968309
1967300
1966288
1965272
1964275
1963257
1962244
1961240
1960224
1959218
1958217
1957211
1956201
1955196
1954195
1953186
1952179
1951169
1950154
1949154
1948136
1947143
1946129
1945124
1944126
1943116
1942111
1941103
194097
193999
193888
193784
193678
193566
193452
193351
193249
193147
193043
192940
192835
192732
192628
192525
192423
192320
192219
192119
192018
191917
191815
191715
191616
191515
191416
191316
191214
191113
191014

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana6
Alaska6
Ohio6
Vermont7
Delaware8
Missouri9
Iowa10
Nebraska11
Michigan11
Wyoming12
West Virginia13
Maine13
Arkansas14
Maryland14
Oregon14
Tennessee14
Virginia15
Kansas15
Minnesota16
New Hampshire17
Wisconsin17
Alabama19
Kentucky19
Pennsylvania19
North Carolina19
Washington20
Oklahoma20
Illinois22
Louisiana22
Massachusetts22
Colorado22
Mississippi22
Montana22
South Carolina25
Georgia25
South Dakota26
Idaho27
Connecticut30
Utah34
District of Columbia36
Nevada37
Florida43
Arizona44
Texas48
New York58
Rhode Island58
North Dakota65
Hawaii69
New Mexico75
New Jersey81
California99

Even more about Lillian


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lillian a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lillian?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lillian
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 199
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +7,100

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