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Gender: Female Meaning of Lilia: "lily" Origin of Lilia: Russian

The name Lilia is a girl's name of Latin, Hawaiian, Russian origin meaning "lily". Lilia and is often added to lists like Alternatives to Olivia and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

One of a group of pretty double L names, Lilia is more unusual and distinctive than some others. Truly cross-cultural, the lilting Lilia is heard in the Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, and Hawaiian communities and would be a good choice for a child born to parents of different ethnicities.

Lilia Skala was an Austrian-born Oscar-nominated actress.

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Famous People Named Lilia

Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian Olympic gymnast
Lilia Osterloh, American tennis player
Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress
Lilia Kopylova, Russian dancer
Lilia Prado, Mexican actress
Lilia Cuntapay, Filipina actress
Lília Cabral, Brazilian actress
Lilia Izquierdo, Cuban Olympic volleyball player
Lilia Abadjieva, Bulgarian theater director
Lilia al-Atrash, Syrian actress
Lilia Carrillo, Mexican painter
Lilia Estrin Dallin, Latvian Trotskyist
Lilia Dizon, Filipina actress
Lilia Gildeeva, Russian television journalist
Lilia Luciano, Puerto Rican television journalist
Lilia Michel, Mexican actress
Lilia Stepanova, Moldovan contortionist and TV personality
Lilia Jean Esquilin (b. 2010), daughter of American family vlogger Jessica Skube (Jesssfam on YouTube)
Lilia Buckingham, American actress and competitive dancer
Lilia Tarawa, New Zealand author and motivational speaker

Pop Culture References for the name Lilia

Lilia, Latin for "lilies" (the plural of lilium "a lily")
Lilia Herriton, character in E. M. Forster's 1905 novel 'Where Angels Fear to Tread'
Lilia, Joshua's love interest in Cecil B. DeMille's 'The Ten Commandments' (1956)
"Lilia," song by Royz

Lilia's International Variations

Liliosa, Liliela (Spanish)


briarblossom Says:


Lovely name!

fromtheocean12 Says:


One of the prettiest names I've ever heard! This is one of my favorites for girls.

Daiseymae Says:


Gorgeous name.

Daiseymae Says:


My favorite name now.

Laney916 Says:


Me too. I'm part Latvian and there, they spell it Lilija. I live in the US though.

Laney916 Says:


Those combinations are gorgeous! :) Lilia is my top girls' name too. I plan on naming my first daughter Lilia Genevieve.

Daiseymae Says:


Very pretty name.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I agree completely. :)

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I can't decide either!

Meany26 Says:


Lilia or Lillia? I can't decide which spelling I like better, but I definitely LOVE this name. I have finally found my name for a girl! Funny, the only reason I know of this name is because I read the restaurant review on nytimes for the new restaurant Lilia in Brooklyn...

Nozomi Says:


Lilia's a nice name although I perfer the spelling Lilje ( the German spelling ) It will most likely cause lots of confusion in the U.S.

TheColourGreen Says:


I hope to name my future princess Lilia Magdalene or Lilia Madeleine :-)

Undercover_Cupcake Says:


Nice soft sounding name, but I personally prefer Lila or Lilian. Lilia sounds made up in my opinion.

Liliamansouri Says:


this is my name, i get a lot of compliments from it. i'm half australian and half tunisian, this name could suit a lot of ethnicities, i love it and go by the nn Lil

Jamanda83 Says:


This is my nieces name. She was born in Germany though so they spelled it Lilje.

Kateri Says:


My daughter is Lilia, she's 17. She gets tons of compliments on her name.

namequest2015 Says:


Icelandic variation: Lilja.

Bobcat108 Says:


My tween niece is Lilia. I haven't heard the name used except for her. She generally goes by Lil.

indiefendi2 Says:


This name is stunning. I like the Lilija spelling, it has more of a subtle Slavic twist.

moraea Says:


My daughter's name is Lilian but she prefers Lilia over Lily

BMB85 Says:


My absolute favorite girl name! A mixture of my favorite nickname "Lily" and my great grandma's name "Lydia". This name can be cute on a little girl or professional for an adult woman.

EvaThyssen Says:


This name is so pretty! I love it.

lexibatt Says:


I like the sound of this a lot better than lily. Its a very pretty name and I can picture an adult wearing it.

Summerbaby2014 Says:


Seriously considering this name. Like the similar sound to Lydia and Livia. Think this has a fresher sound than Lily, but has the option of using Lily as nn, although I prefer the nn Lia.

Guest Says:


Oh no :( one of my unknown favorties has made it into the 1000. I hope it stays low!

fuzzycub Says:


Very pretty; nickname Lily is cute.