Alternate spelling of Lillian, English
"lily; pledged to God"

Lilian Origin and Meaning

The name Lilian is a girl's name of English origin meaning "lily; pledged to God".

Lilian is the far less popular than the ‘Lillian’ spelling. To avoid a lifetime of mistakes and misspellings, we suggest you go with the Lillian spelling, which also looks more polished on paper. Whichever spelling you prefer, these names are benefitting from the fashion for girls' names starting with L.

# 558 in the US

Lilian Rank in US Top 1000

# 1667 on Nameberry

Lilian Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lilian Popularity

Famous People Named Lilian

  • (Mary) Lilian Henriette Lucie Josephine Ghislainesecond Queen consort of Leopold III of the Belgians
  • Lilian May DaviesPrincess of Sweden, Duchess of Halland; wife of Prince Bertil
  • Lilian BlandBritish aviator and builder of the first powered aircraft in Ireland
  • Lilian Harvey (born Helene Lilian Muriel Pape)German,British actress
  • (Emily) Lilian WhitingAmerican journalist and author
  • Lilian Annette GarciaPuerto Rican,American singer and wrestling ring announcer
  • Lilian LeeChinese novelist
  • Lilian Mary BaylisEnglish theater producer
  • Lilian HardyEnglish actress
  • Lilian BrynerSwiss racing driver
  • Lilian Maria Johanna Sibertha HelderDutch politician
  • Lilian WinstanleyBritish scholar, academic and writer
  • Leonore Lilian MariaPrincess of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland
  • (Lilian) Anette BörjessonSwedish footballer and badminton player

Lilian in Pop Culture

  • Liliancharacter from TV series "Flash Gordon"
  • Lilian Kaushtuppercharacter from TV series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"