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Gender: F Meaning of Lillian: "lily, a flower" Origin of Lillian: English from Latin Lillian's Popularity in 2012: #25

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Lillian is having a remarkable revival, now near the Top 20, the highest it's been since the 1920's. It was a Top 10 name in its Lillian Gish-Lillian (born Helen Louise) Russell-Floradora Girl heyday at the turn of the last century.

Now, with its trendy multi-L sounds, Lillian is seen by parents as a more serious and subdued cousin of the megapopular Lily. Lilian is another spelling.

TV actress Mary McCormack and director Baz Luhrmann both have daughters named Lillian.

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Famous People Named Lillian

Lillian Diana Gish, American actress
Lillian Hellman, American author
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American psychologist
Lillian Nordica, American opera singer
Lillian Roth, American actress and singer
Lillian Randolph, American actress and singer
Lillian Russell, American actress and singer
Lillian Jean Cornell (b. 2000), Daughter of Chris Cornell
Lillian McCormack Morris (b. 2011), Daughter of Mary McCormack
Lillian Jackson Braun , author of the Cat Who Books.

Pop Culture References for the Name Lillian

Lillian Rearden, character in the book Atlas Shrugged
Lillian van der Woodsen, mother of Serena on Gossip Girl
Lillian DeVille, from the Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats
Lillian "Lilly" Truscott, Miley's best friend on Hannah Montana
Lillian Shepherd, character from the game Silent Hill: Homecoming
Lillian "Lily" Aldrin, character from "How I Met Your Mother"
Lillian, Guiding Light character
Lillian Donovan, character in hit film Bridesmaids