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Gender: Female Meaning of Liliana: "lily, a flower" Origin of Liliana: Italian and Spanish variations of Lilian Liliana's Popularity in 2017: #109

The name Liliana is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "lily, a flower". Liliana is ranked #109 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girly Girl Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "AB, BC, CD, DE, EF, FG, GH....GIRLS".

From the experts:

This melodious and feminine Latin variation of the Lily family is a favorite in the Hispanic community and would work beautifully with an Anglo surname as well. It's among the Spanish and Italian names for girls that make smooth transitions to the English-speaking world. The late Sopranos star James Gandolfini has a daughter named Liliana Ruth.

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Famous People Named Liliana

Liliana Berry Davis Mumy, American actress
Liliana Andrea Lozano, Colombian actress
Liliana Abud, Mexican actress
Liliana Cavani, Italian film director
Liliana Năstase, Romanian Olympic heptathlete
Liliana Palihovici, Moldovan politician
Liliana Ronchetti, Italian basketball player
Liliana Ibáñez, Mexican Olympic swimmer
Liliana Allen, Cuban Olympic sprinter
Liliana Olszewska (b. 2008), daughter of basketball player Agata Mróz-Olszewska
Liliana Rose Fiorello (b. 2011), daughter of musician Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake
Liliana Ruth Gandolfini (b. 2012), daughter of actor James Gandolfini
Liliana Rzeznik (b. 2016), daughter of singer John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls
Sol Liliana Rivera (b. 2005), daughter of TV host Geraldo Rivera

Pop Culture References for the name Liliana

Princess Liliana, character in anime "Last Exile"
Liliana Vess, character in card game "Magic: The Gathering"
Liliana Rotaru, character in film "My Giant"
Liliana, character in the Jaz Parks Novels
Liliana "Lilly" Mendoza, Character in "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe", by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Lilyana, Lillyana


Castle on a Cloud Says:


Love this name! I like this spelling best.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Liliana and Lilianna aren't just different spellings, necessarily. I say "arna" for the first, and "Anna" when it's a double "n". I do tend to agree that the simplicity of Lily can be more attractive than some of the fancier variants, although I really like them. Lily and Lillian are currently my favourites. The double "L" in Lilly, etc makes it feel less like a flower name, so in general, I feel that Lily is nicer. I prefer Lillian, as a spelling, though.

headintheclouds Says:


Liliana is very long and girly, with lots of the soft L sounds, vowels and the -a ending that makes it fit right in with the popular girl name aesthetics of today. I can see its appeal, but it's not for me as I find the name too vowel-y. I prefer the simpler diminutive Lily. The name gets even more complicated if parents decide to spell it with extra letters like Lilliana, Lillianna-- the child would have a time initially learning to spell her name! xD

Sharon Says:


Beautiful name!

athenamay24 Says:


Liliana is a gorgeous name! I like it better than Lillian.

Swangirl Says:


This name is gorgeous... I prefer Liliana to Lillian. I think it looks and sounds prettier.

ThistleThorn Says:


I prefer Lilian.

Kendra D Says:


I named my daughter Liliana as a tribute to my late grandmother Lillian. She looks just like her too. A name fitting for a beautiful soul....

MarieLalie Says:


Love Liliana! I only met a girl with that name and she was a few years older than me!