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Lily

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Lily Flower
  • #544 All Time
  • #27 in 2014
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155k Lillie

How popular is the name "Lily" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 41 41 0
1881 46 46 0
1882 63 63 0
1883 62 62 0
1884 60 60 0
1885 88 88 0
1886 75 75 0
1887 59 59 0
1888 102 102 0
1889 84 84 0
1890 96 96 0
1891 73 73 0
1892 98 98 0
1893 83 83 0
1894 108 108 0
1895 101 101 0
1896 100 100 0
1897 113 113 0
1898 92 92 0
1899 115 115 0
1900 126 126 0
1901 89 89 0
1902 99 99 0
1903 95 95 0
1904 105 105 0
1905 134 134 0
1906 82 82 0
1907 104 104 0
1908 102 102 0
1909 109 109 0
1910 154 154 0
1911 130 130 0
1912 245 245 0
1913 212 212 0
1914 252 252 0
1915 343 343 0
1916 373 373 0
1917 330 330 0
1918 388 388 0
1919 368 368 0
1920 386 386 0
1921 407 407 0
1922 418 418 0
1923 418 418 0
1924 409 409 0
1925 363 363 0
1926 344 344 0
1927 370 365 5
1928 346 346 0
1929 302 302 0
1930 304 304 0
1931 268 268 0
1932 246 246 0
1933 241 241 0
1934 221 216 5
1935 210 210 0
1936 202 202 0
1937 178 178 0
1938 195 195 0
1939 168 168 0
1940 186 186 0
1941 166 166 0
1942 173 173 0
1943 160 160 0
1944 154 154 0
1945 142 142 0
1946 122 122 0
1947 138 138 0
1948 139 139 0
1949 131 131 0
1950 135 135 0
1951 134 134 0
1952 134 134 0
1953 130 130 0
1954 144 144 0
1955 164 164 0
1956 159 159 0
1957 149 149 0
1958 149 149 0
1959 127 127 0
1960 127 127 0
1961 128 128 0
1962 119 119 0
1963 124 124 0
1964 132 132 0
1965 94 94 0
1966 112 112 0
1967 94 94 0
1968 99 99 0
1969 116 116 0
1970 126 126 0
1971 122 122 0
1972 140 140 0
1973 103 103 0
1974 107 107 0
1975 121 121 0
1976 134 134 0
1977 106 106 0
1978 111 111 0
1979 153 153 0
1980 188 188 0
1981 222 222 0
1982 206 206 0
1983 206 206 0
1984 224 224 0
1985 241 241 0
1986 291 291 0
1987 307 307 0
1988 397 397 0
1989 421 415 6
1990 397 397 0
1991 469 469 0
1992 523 523 0
1993 555 555 0
1994 647 647 0
1995 852 852 0
1996 1,092 1,092 0
1997 1,355 1,355 0
1998 1,751 1,751 0
1999 2,123 2,123 0
2000 2,731 2,731 0
2001 3,192 3,192 0
2002 3,834 3,834 0 #79 girl name
2003 4,440 4,434 6 #69 girl name
2004 5,421 5,400 21 #53 girl name
2005 6,104 6,087 17 #39 girl name
2006 6,771 6,764 7 #33 girl name
2007 7,504 7,495 9 #27 girl name
2008 8,123 8,114 9 #24 girl name
2009 8,100 8,092 8 #18 girl name
2010 7,983 7,974 9 #17 girl name
2011 8,179 8,172 7 #15 girl name
2012 7,957 7,945 12 #16 girl name
2013 6,976 6,971 5 #27 girl name
2014 6,733 6,727 6 #27 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Lily? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123,314 babies born with the name Lily in the United States. That's more than enough Lilies to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 41 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lily" was in 2011 with a total of 8,172 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lilies)

According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lily" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 44 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2011. Across the entire United States a total of 8,179 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lily" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lily as well as things modernly associated with the name Lily such as celebrities named Lily.

English

Origin and Meaning of Lily

The name "Lily" is of English origin, and it means "Lily Flower". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Lily was born in 1989 as Lily Jane Collins in Guildford, Surrey, England.

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen is a singer, songwriter, actress, and presenter specializing in pop, ska, reggae fusion, and synthpop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lily was born in 1985 as Lily Rose Beatrice Allen in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge is a model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lily was born in 1985 as Lily Maud Aldridge in Santa Monica, California, United States.

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Lily Cole

Lily Cole is a model. Lily was born in 1988 as Lily Luahana Cole in Torquay, Devon, England.

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Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin is a comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1965 to present. Lily was born in 1939 as Mary Jean Tomlin in Detroit, Michigan.

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Lily Donaldson

Lily Donaldson is a model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lily was born in 1988 as Lily Monica Donaldson in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for love, everlasting.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ylil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ilyl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Lily born May 13, 1964

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Burma approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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