English, from Persian
"bluish or lilac"

Lilac Origin and Meaning

The name Lilac is a girl's name of English, Persian origin meaning "bluish or lilac".

Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double 'l's, the fabulous fragrance it exudes, and the fact that it's a color name as well, providing a ready made nursery theme. In addition, the lilac is symbolic of first love.

Actor Stephen Moyer was ahead of the curve when he named his daughter Lilac in 2002.

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Famous People Named Lilac

  • Lilac EmeryHaynes, daughter of British actor Stephen Moyer
  • Tallulah Lilac Morgan (b. 2004)daughter of actress Jessie Wallace and Dave Morgan

Lilac in Pop Culture

  • Lilacfrom the movie "Jam"
  • Lilacfrom the anime and manga "Recovery of an MMO Junkie"
  • Lilac LaRouxfrom the fictional book "These Broken Stars"
  • Lilacfrom the Chemical Garden Trilogy
  • Lilacthe name used for very light gray points on a cat with a pointed coat