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Gender: F Origin of Lily: English flower name Lily's Popularity in 2015: #25

Lily is the most popular of the popular delicate century-old flower names now making a return, thanks to its many irresistible attributes: a cool elegance and a lovely sound, a symbol of purity and innocence, and a role in Christian imagery.

Lily is a favorite of celebrity parents, including Chris O'Donnell, Kate Beckinsale, Greg Kinnear, Fred Savage, and Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (who made it a double bouquet, with Lily-Rose). The more proper Lillian is also rising in popularity, though Lily has long stood on its own.

Lily is an authors' favorite, some notable example being Lily Bart, the main character of Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, Lily Owens in The Secret Life of Bees and both mother and daughter of Harry Potter. Other current bearers are Lily Tomlin, singer Lily Allen, and the Mila Kunis character in Black Swan. Two one-time starbaby Lilys are now celebrities on their own: Lily Collins, daughter of Phil, and Lily Rabe, daughter of Jill Clayburgh and David Rabe.

Lily is currently a Top 10 name in Scotland and Number 12 in England and Wales.

Famous People Named Lily

Lily Jane Collins, British-American actress and model
Lily Maud Aldridge, American supermodel
Lily Rose Beatrice Allen, English singer
Lily James, (born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson), English actress
Lily Luahana Cole, English model
Lily May Loveless, English actress
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin, American actress and comedian
Lily Monica Donaldson, English model
Lily Rabe, American actress
Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats, Irish embroiderer
Lily Weinstein, daughter of American film producer Harvey Weinstein
Lily Atkinson, daughter of British actor Rowan Atkinson
Lily-Rose Melody Depp, daughter of American actor Johnny Depp
Lily Platt, daughter of American actor Oliver Platt
Lily Omundson, daughter of American actor Timothy Omundson
Lily Aerin Savage, daughter of American actor Fred Savage
Lily Anne O'Donnell, daughter of American actor Chris O'Donnell
Lily Yeh, Chinese artist
Lily Bennington, daughter of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and model Talinda Bentley

Pop Culture References for the name Lily

Lily, the white cat from Kiki's Delivery Service
Lily Bart, main character in Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth"
Lily Munster, vampire character on TV's "The Munsters"
Lily Evans Potter, mother of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series
Lily Luna Potter, daughter of Harry Potter

Lily, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments"
Lily/Summer Robinson, character in "The Cellar" by Natasha Preston
Lily Aldrin, character on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Lily Sloane, character in movie "Star Trek: First Contact"
Princess Lily, character in "Princess of the Midnight Ball" by Jessica Day George
Princess Lily, character in "Entwined" by Heather Dixon
Lily Moscovitz, character in The Princess Diaries
Lily Goldenblatt, Charlotte's daughter on TV's "Sex and the City"
Lily Tucker-Pritchett, daughter of Cam and Mitch on TV's "Modern Family"
Lillian "Lily" Celia Bass, Serena's mother on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Lily Chandly, character in "The Basic Eight" by Daniel Handler
Lily Luster, character in 2012 film "Passion Play"
Lillian "Lily" Salvatore, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Lily, employee in the AT&T commercials
Lily, main character in 1982 film "Bayou Romance"
Lillian "Lily" Prescott, character on TV's "Hannah Montana" played by Emily Osment
Lily Roe Scott, daughter of Karen Roe and Keith Scott, sister to Lucas Scott on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Lily Bowen, character in video game 'Fallout: New Vegas'
Lily Mercy, character in movie "Montana Sky"
Panther Lily, character in manga/anime 'Fairy Tail'
Lily Calloway Hale, character in Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted Series
Lily Loud, a character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "The Loud House"

Lily's International Variations

Lys, Liliane (French) Liliah, Lilika (Greek) Lilia, Liliya, Lia, Liya (Russian) Lili, Lilie (German) Lilike (Slavic)