Lily

Lily - A popular female name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lily appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #335. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lily and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lily? 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 Lily. The baby girl name Lily was given to 7,889 baby girls in 2012, ranking #16 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 179 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lily peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 15.



Famous with this name

Lily James
Lily Collins
Morgan Lily


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Lily is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lily is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #5 - and is the least popular in District of Columbia at position #122.

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 Lily 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 Lily 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 Lily 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!

Lily origin and meaning

Lily is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Lily, pop culture references for the name Lily and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lily

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

Leah / Lillie / Lola / Lee / Lula / Lila / Layla / Lilly / Leila / Lou /

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
201216
201115
201017
200918
200824
200727
200633
200539
200453
200369
200279
2001102
2000123
1999152
1998169
1997219
1996260
1995323
1994392
1993445
1992470
1991498
1990588
1989561
1988546
1987640
1986635
1985741
1984770
1983791
1982810
1981790
1980866
1979973
19781220
19771194
1976997
19751019
19741036
19731137
1972903
19711005
1970961
19691048
19681023
19671043
1966928
19651205
1964888
1963940
19621032
1961950
1960979
1959964
1958872
1957942
1956838
1955775
1954856
1953974
1952826
1951863
1950839
1949809
1948814
1947762
1946841
1945623
1944605
1943631
1942556
1941566
1940550
1939525
1938491
1937497
1936456
1935464
1934455
1933432
1932436
1931406
1930386
1929385
1928372
1927360
1926381
1925362
1924338
1923322
1922322
1921322
1920334
1919332
1918327
1917351
1916315
1915321
1914344
1913350
1912307
1911408
1910335

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah5
Rhode Island8
Montana8
Hawaii8
Nevada12
Massachusetts13
Pennsylvania13
New Hampshire13
Vermont13
Maryland15
Colorado15
Florida15
Idaho15
Alabama16
Connecticut16
Michigan16
Maine17
Tennessee17
Virginia17
Wisconsin18
Arkansas18
Louisiana18
North Carolina18
Nebraska18
Alaska19
Kansas19
Wyoming19
Minnesota19
North Dakota19
Ohio20
Missouri20
Kentucky21
New York21
Oregon21
South Dakota21
Iowa21
Indiana21
Washington21
West Virginia23
Arizona23
Delaware23
New Jersey23
Oklahoma24
South Carolina24
Illinois26
Georgia27
California33
Texas39
Mississippi44
New Mexico46
District of Columbia122

Even more about Lily


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 Lily 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 Lily?

2 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
2011
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lily
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 179
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +7,889

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