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Origin and Meaning of Tilia

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Tilia means "Linden tree" and is of Scandinavian origin.
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Tilia means "The 'linden tree' is a type of tree and its scientific name is 'Tilia cordata'" and is of Unknown origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Til"i*a
A genus of trees, the lindens, the type of the family Tiliaceæ, distinguished by the winglike bract coalescent with the peduncle, and by the indehiscent fruit having one or two seeds. There are about twenty species, natives of temperate regions. Many species are planted as ornamental shade trees, and the tough fibrous inner bark is a valuable article of commerce. Also, a plant of this genus.

Etymology: L., linden. Cf. Teil

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
  1. Any tree of the linden genus Tilia.

tilia was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tilia

Ancilla was born on July 21st, 1985. Ancilla is also known as Leest and Linde van de.


Fun Facts about the name Tilia

  • How Popular is the name Tilia? Tilia is the 38,697th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tilia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87 babies born with the first name Tilia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tilia 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 Tilia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tilia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tilia is Tuesday, November 1st, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Tilia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tilia was in 2016 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tilia: Your name in reverse order is Ailit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iilta. 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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