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Origin and Meaning of Lil

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  • A submission from New Zealand says the name Lil means "Irish for Lily Uncommon and very special name" and is of Irish origin.

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Shortening of Lilian or Lillian.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Lilian/Lillian.

Abbreviation of little; see also lil.

  1. A component of a nickname, used especially by rappers like Lil Wayne and Lil Kim.

    Notable Persons Named Lil

    Lil Wayne is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He has been prominent since 1996. Lil was given the name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27th, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.


    Lil Dicky is a pop-rap, hip hop music, comedy hip hop, and satirical hip hop musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Lil was given the name David Andrew Burd on March 15th, 1988 in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States.


    Lil B is a hip hop music, cloud rap, and outsider music rapper, record producer, author, activist, and motivational speaker. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 2004 to present. Lil was given the name Brandon Christopher McCartney on August 17th, 1989 in Berkeley, California, United States. Lil is also known as The BasedGod, Lil B 'The BasedGod', Young BasedGod, and Lil B.


    Lil Jon is a hip hop music, crunk, and electronic dance music rapping, record producer, entrepreneurship, disc jockey, and actor. He plays Electronic keyboard, Synthesizer, Drum machine, Sampler (musical instrument), Roland TR-808, and Nord Lead. He was most active from 1993 to present. Lil was given the name Jonathan Smith on January 17th, 1971 in Atlanta.


    Lil Durk is a hip hop music rapping and singing. He was most prominent from 2011 to 2011. Lil was given the name Durk Banks on October 19th, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


    Lil was born in Chicago.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Lil

    Diamond Lil is a comics character.


    Fun Facts about the name Lil

    • How Popular is the name Lil? Lil is the 33,254th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Lil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 126 babies born with the first name Lil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lil to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Lil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lil is Sunday, February 26th, 1882.
    • What year had the most people named Lil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lil was in 1957 with a total of 14 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Lil: Your name in reverse order is Lil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ill. How do you pronounce that?

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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