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Lilac

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Gender: Female Origin of Lilac: English, from Persian, flower and color name

The name Lilac is a girl's name of English, Persian origin. Lilac and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Lilac using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Lilac

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

Pop Culture References for the name Lilac

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

Lilac's International Variations

Syrin, Suren (Scandinavian) Lilas, Lilah (French) Siryen (Russian) Flieder (Yiddish)

Comments

Daiseymae Says:

2019-01-21T00:36:56

I also say ly-lock too.

Daiseymae Says:

2019-01-21T00:35:19

Where I am from, we say "lye-lock"

AllegraLotusWolfe Says:

2017-09-20T11:22:27

I named my daughter Lilac in 2013 - back when it was even more unheard of as a name! I ADORE her name, and so does she. She knows that she is named after my favourite flower and colour, which she finds really special.
We live in the UK where the pronunciation is lie-luck/lie-lick, definitely NOT lie-LACK. The emphasis is on the first part of the name, not the last. She receives constant compliments on her name.

I truly hope Lilac never becomes very popular because I fell in love with how unique it was, and my little Lilac wears it so well. However, it really is a beautiful name and does deserve some more recognition! ;)

5sparrows Says:

2017-05-04T12:07:33

Love it. Except...it would really bother me if someone pronounced it differently and there are at least 3 pronunciations so I have t nix it. Stinks though because I really like it a lot.

dearvenus Says:

2016-07-20T08:58:50

As much as I love this name because it was the name of my first webkinz, I can't really picture it nicely on a person.. Probably because of the "lack" sound which personally doesn't appeal to me on an actual person. Oh well, my webkinz rocks it.

Carol Says:

2016-07-19T15:31:10

well, being from upstate ny too, that explains why i never knew if ly-lack or ly-lock was "correct". i actually don't mind ly-lock as the name, a little softer than ly-lack.

Carol Says:

2016-07-19T15:29:42

i pronounce it Ly-lock or Ly-lack when it's the flower. as a name i think i prefer Ly-lock.

Wittyusername103 Says:

2016-06-02T09:22:57

Am I the only one pronouncing it Li-Lick?

hufflepuff Says:

2016-05-08T15:18:32

I'm liking this name!

Yessica Says:

2016-03-22T01:37:11

She lies and lacks?

Haids1987 Says:

2016-03-18T14:24:38

This has been my favorite flower since childhood, and I would most definitely consider it for a daughter. Beautiful.

Alsace Says:

2016-03-18T14:24:31

The flower connection is beautiful but I'm not a fan of the sound itself. Growing up, I always pronounced it lie-lock. I've since learned that the vast majority of people pronounce it lie-lack. That said, if she ever goes to Rochester, NY she'll have to get used to hearing lie-lock. Luckily Rochester isn't a big travel destination for most people.

katinka Says:

2016-03-18T07:04:12

I like it! I wasn't too sure at first - I wondered if it was a little too cute, or a little too old-fashioned - but it's really grown on me. The strong, unusual -c ending really sets Lilac apart from the Lilah, Lyla, Leela, Leila, Layla bunch of names.

Nozomi Says:

2016-01-14T03:48:36

Interesting for some reason I can't say it like that I only have the choice of pronouncing it Lil - lick if thats even correct. Lol instead of an a somehow I make an I sound.

Yessica Says:

2016-01-08T01:12:06

Lie Lack

caetano Says:

2016-01-05T03:52:15

Interesting. The "k" sound ending is what makes it special for me

headintheclouds Says:

2015-10-12T00:32:59

Pretty floral nature name. I think Lilac hits the right note in being just the right amounts of adorable, lively, feminine and spunky, as well as familiar-sounding (similar to Lila/Lily) but not common (at all- it's quite unusual as a name, I'd think), unique-sounding but not out there like e.g. Apple or Orchid would be.

snowsbeloved Says:

2015-09-06T05:56:46

I want to like this name. But something about the hard "K" ending turns me off. :(

Jinxgirl Says:

2015-06-18T15:29:57

Interesting alternative to Lila. Lilac was my nickname for a while by a friend.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2015-03-18T22:19:06

I pronounce it as lye-lack and I prefer that pronounciation tbh

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2015-03-18T10:27:37

I hope this name doesn't become popular, it's lovely!

LilacShadow15 Says:

2014-07-20T22:31:16

This is what I am naming my daughter when she is finally born. Love it!

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-07-18T02:59:48

I'm sort of in-between on this name. I would possibly use it as a middle name.

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-07-18T02:59:07

I pronounce it Lye-lack. Lye-luck is more of the British way of pronouncing it.

Myosotis Says:

2014-07-05T20:12:05

I say it more like Lye-luck, but a lot of my vowels come out as uh sounds. I really like Lilac as a name, it's different but not difficult to pronounce, and quite familiar.

faithnamer Says:

2014-07-05T17:23:26

Does everyone pronounce this like lye-luck? Because I've been pronouncing it like lye-lack, but if it's pronounced the other way, I like it much better!