Lillie

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156k
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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Origin and Meaning of Lillie

"Lillie" is a name of English origin, and it means "The flower lily is a symbol of innocence: purity and beauty". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
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  1. A female given name, a variant of Lily or a pet form of Lillian

Notable Persons Named Lillie

Lillie Langtry was an actress. Lillie was given the name Emilie Charlotte Le Breton on October 13th, 1853 in Jersey. She breathed her last breath on February 12th, 1929.

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth was a human factors, ergonomics, management consulting, professor, ergonomics expert, and management consultant. Lillian was given the name Lillie Evelyn Moller on May 24th, 1878 in Oakland, California. She breathed her last breath on January 2nd, 1972.

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Betty Carter was a jazz and post-bop musician. Her ongoing career started in 1948. Betty was given the name Lillie Mae Jones on May 16th, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, United States. She passed away on September 26th, 1998.

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Lynn Fontanne was an actress. She was most prominent from 1921 to present. Lynn was given the name Lillie Louise Fontanne on December 6th, 1887 in Woodford, London, England, UK. Lynn is also known as Lynn Lunt. She passed away on July 30th, 1983.

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Lillie Nicole McCloud is a rhythm, blues, soul music, disco, and gospel music musician. She was most active from 1985 to present. Lillie was given the name Lillie Arlene Nicole Jade McCloud on December 7th, 1958 in Rochester, New York, U.S. Lillie is also known as Nicole, Nicole McCloud, Nicole J. McCloud, Nicole (early recording career), and Nicole; McCloud.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lillie

Beatrice Lillie was a comedian. Beatrice was given the name Beatrice Gladys Lillie on May 29th, 1894 in Toronto. She passed away on January 20th, 1989.

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Neil Merryweather is a rock music musician and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1965 to present. Neil was given the name Robert Neilson Lillie on December 27th, 1945 in Winnipeg. Neil is also known as Bobby Neilson and Neil Lillie.

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Mildred Lillie was an office holder. Mildred was born on January 25th, 1915 in Ida Grove, Iowa. She left this life on October 27th, 2002.

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May Lillie was a wild west show performer. May was born on March 12th, 1869. May is also known as Mary E. Manning. She breathed her last breath on September 17th, 1936.

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Frank Rattray Lillie was a scientist in the field of zoology. Frank was born on June 27th, 1870 in Toronto. He died on November 5th, 1947.

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Dennis was born on October 28th, 1945 in Brisbane.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 652 647 5 #34 girl name
1881 678 678 0 #33 girl name
1882 810 810 0 #36 girl name
1883 842 837 5 #39 girl name
1884 916 911 5 #40 girl name
1885 985 979 6 #37 girl name
1886 1,001 995 6 #42 girl name
1887 1,072 1,072 0 #37 girl name
1888 1,256 1,249 7 #41 girl name
1889 1,295 1,289 6 #37 girl name
1890 1,396 1,390 6 #35 girl name
1891 1,255 1,247 8 #39 girl name
1892 1,512 1,503 9 #36 girl name
1893 1,358 1,351 7 #41 girl name
1894 1,437 1,432 5 #40 girl name
1895 1,422 1,414 8 #44 girl name
1896 1,488 1,483 5 #43 girl name
1897 1,406 1,401 5 #44 girl name
1898 1,534 1,522 12 #44 girl name
1899 1,360 1,350 10 #45 girl name
1900 2,018 2,004 14 #40 girl name
1901 1,382 1,382 0 #45 girl name
1902 1,542 1,533 9 #44 girl name
1903 1,492 1,485 7 #46 girl name
1904 1,375 1,364 11 #51 girl name
1905 1,495 1,481 14 #51 girl name
1906 1,507 1,500 7 #50 girl name
1907 1,541 1,536 5 #53 girl name
1908 1,476 1,471 5 #54 girl name
1909 1,634 1,634 0 #52 girl name
1910 1,830 1,824 6 #54 girl name
1911 1,699 1,690 9 #60 girl name
1912 2,012 2,003 9 #67 girl name
1913 2,038 2,030 8 #71 girl name
1914 2,299 2,287 12 #74 girl name
1915 2,705 2,687 18 #85 girl name
1916 2,840 2,825 15 #88 girl name
1917 2,944 2,930 14 #86 girl name
1918 3,126 3,112 14 #89 girl name
1919 3,277 3,262 15 #82 girl name
1920 3,184 3,161 23 #90 girl name
1921 3,144 3,118 26 #94 girl name
1922 3,216 3,200 16 #85 girl name
1923 3,058 3,036 22 #91 girl name
1924 2,997 2,980 17 #97 girl name
1925 3,135 3,119 16 #91 girl name
1926 2,865 2,843 22 #99 girl name
1927 2,879 2,864 15 #94 girl name
1928 2,641 2,621 20
1929 2,467 2,439 28
1930 2,389 2,367 22
1931 2,143 2,119 24
1932 2,242 2,219 23
1933 2,076 2,059 17
1934 1,996 1,977 19
1935 1,976 1,953 23
1936 1,885 1,866 19
1937 1,925 1,899 26
1938 1,834 1,816 18
1939 1,670 1,651 19
1940 1,708 1,691 17
1941 1,673 1,655 18
1942 1,733 1,717 16
1943 1,605 1,596 9
1944 1,532 1,525 7
1945 1,412 1,401 11
1946 1,493 1,487 6
1947 1,446 1,440 6
1948 1,455 1,455 0
1949 1,398 1,387 11
1950 1,328 1,320 8
1951 1,179 1,174 5
1952 1,124 1,124 0
1953 1,071 1,071 0
1954 1,047 1,047 0
1955 915 915 0
1956 839 832 7
1957 794 794 0
1958 690 682 8
1959 669 664 5
1960 610 603 7
1961 509 509 0
1962 495 490 5
1963 392 392 0
1964 458 458 0
1965 377 377 0
1966 307 307 0
1967 293 293 0
1968 217 217 0
1969 232 227 5
1970 202 202 0
1971 219 219 0
1972 173 173 0
1973 153 153 0
1974 140 140 0
1975 102 102 0
1976 106 106 0
1977 88 88 0
1978 105 105 0
1979 116 116 0
1980 119 119 0
1981 119 119 0
1982 104 104 0
1983 97 97 0
1984 96 96 0
1985 87 87 0
1986 91 91 0
1987 88 88 0
1988 88 88 0
1989 113 113 0
1990 116 116 0
1991 119 119 0
1992 118 118 0
1993 105 105 0
1994 135 135 0
1995 137 137 0
1996 181 181 0
1997 187 187 0
1998 242 242 0
1999 273 273 0
2000 301 301 0
2001 324 324 0
2002 388 388 0
2003 422 422 0
2004 498 498 0
2005 598 598 0
2006 637 637 0
2007 669 669 0
2008 652 652 0
2009 750 750 0
2010 682 682 0
2011 644 644 0
2012 617 617 0
2013 583 583 0
2014 606 606 0
2015 526 526 0
2016 490 490 0

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Popularity of Lillie as a first name

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Popularity of Lillie as a last name

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Common last names for Lillie

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Miller
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Walker
  • Martin
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lillie U.S.
  White 83.77% 64.26%
  African American 9.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lillie

People with the last name Lillie are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lillie

  • How Popular is the name Lillie? Lillie is the 460th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lillie was the 7,739th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lillie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 156,036 babies born with the first name Lillie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lillie to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lillie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 652 new born babies.
  • When was Lillie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lillie is Sunday, December 17th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Lillie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lillie was in 1919 with a total of 3,262 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lillie!
  • Random Lillie Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lillie ranks 50th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 130 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Lillie: Your name in reverse order is Eillil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iellil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lillie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,289 people with the last name Lillie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lillie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Lillie as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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