Lilian

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Used since the sixteenth century, possibly originally a pet form of Elizabeth, but generally accepted as a variant of Late Latin lilium "lily".

  1. A female given name.

Lilian was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, French, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Lilian

Lilian Thuram is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Juventus F.C., FC Barcelona, and France national football team. Lilian was born on January 1st, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

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Lilian Garcia is a pop music, dance music, and rock music musician. Lilian was given the name Lilián Annette Garcia on August 19th, 1973 in Madrid.

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Lynda Baron is an actor and actress. Lynda was given the name Lilian Baron on March 24th, 1939 in Urmston.

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Lilian Jackson Braun was a mystery fiction novelist. She was most active from 1966 to 1966. Lilian was born on June 20th, 1913 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. She died on June 4th, 2011.

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Lilian was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Halland. Lilian was born on August 30th, 1915 in Swansea. She died on March 10th, 2013.

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Lilian Harvey was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1924 to 1940. Lilian was given the name Helene Lilian Muriel Pape on January 19th, 1906. She passed away on July 27th, 1968.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lilian

Lilian was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Halland. Lilian was born on August 30th, 1915 in Swansea. She died on March 10th, 2013.

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How popular is the baby name Lilian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 19 19 0
1881 16 16 0
1882 24 24 0
1883 17 17 0
1884 22 22 0
1885 22 22 0
1886 24 24 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 22 22 0
1889 31 31 0
1890 21 21 0
1891 28 28 0
1892 24 24 0
1893 28 28 0
1894 22 22 0
1895 42 42 0
1896 37 37 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 19 19 0
1900 30 30 0
1901 23 23 0
1902 18 18 0
1903 36 36 0
1904 28 28 0
1905 28 28 0
1906 28 28 0
1907 29 29 0
1908 32 32 0
1909 30 30 0
1910 33 33 0
1911 34 34 0
1912 53 53 0
1913 55 55 0
1914 53 53 0
1915 75 75 0
1916 85 85 0
1917 77 77 0
1918 105 105 0
1919 67 67 0
1920 81 81 0
1921 54 54 0
1922 60 60 0
1923 51 51 0
1924 42 42 0
1925 38 38 0
1926 48 48 0
1927 31 31 0
1928 32 32 0
1929 16 16 0
1930 20 20 0
1931 24 24 0
1932 30 30 0
1933 23 23 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 8 8 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 19 19 0
1942 14 14 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 17 17 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 16 16 0
1950 15 15 0
1951 18 18 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 18 18 0
1954 16 16 0
1955 18 18 0
1956 18 18 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 27 27 0
1959 30 30 0
1960 42 42 0
1961 26 26 0
1962 25 25 0
1963 22 22 0
1964 24 24 0
1965 30 30 0
1966 34 34 0
1967 35 35 0
1968 38 38 0
1969 39 39 0
1970 42 42 0
1971 39 39 0
1972 45 45 0
1973 50 50 0
1974 61 61 0
1975 42 42 0
1976 50 50 0
1977 40 40 0
1978 51 51 0
1979 53 53 0
1980 53 53 0
1981 65 65 0
1982 58 58 0
1983 60 60 0
1984 68 68 0
1985 66 66 0
1986 62 62 0
1987 89 89 0
1988 99 99 0
1989 97 97 0
1990 147 147 0
1991 163 163 0
1992 129 129 0
1993 155 155 0
1994 143 143 0
1995 151 151 0
1996 186 186 0
1997 213 213 0
1998 264 264 0
1999 265 265 0
2000 328 328 0
2001 359 359 0
2002 439 439 0
2003 497 497 0
2004 541 541 0
2005 650 650 0
2006 723 723 0
2007 784 784 0
2008 730 730 0
2009 728 728 0
2010 681 681 0
2011 646 646 0
2012 674 674 0
2013 603 603 0
2014 615 615 0
2015 640 640 0
2016 555 555 0
2017 506 506 0

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Popularity of Lilian as a first name

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Popularity of Lilian as a last name

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Common last names for Lilian

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Fun Facts about the name Lilian

  • How Popular is the name Lilian? Lilian is the 1,877th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lilian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,402 babies born with the first name Lilian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lilian to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lilian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Lilian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lilian is Monday, September 13th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Lilian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lilian was in 2007 with a total of 784 babies.
  • Random Lilian Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lilian ranks 106th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Lilian: Your name in reverse order is Nailil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilnlai. 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).
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