Gender: Female Pronunciation: LIL-ya, LEEL-ya Meaning of Lilja: "lily" Origin of Lilja: Icelandic, Faroese, and Finnish variation of Lily; "lily"

Lilja Origin and Meaning

The name Lilja is a girl's name of Finnish origin meaning "lily".

Cute and quirky Lily alternative.

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Tora Says:



Freyja Miller Says:


Lilja is my ultimate favorite name for a girl.

Daiseymae Says:


One of my favorite names.

Floris Says:


I absolutely love this name, and it works very well in the first language of me or my parents. But I worry English speaking people would say Lil-cha or something....

Guest Says:


It can also be pronounced "LEE-lee-a" and "LEEL-ya"

LadyVanRaven Says:


An Icelandic name that is soft, easy to say and has a more common and easily identified nickname (Lily) that would age really well. (For those that don't know the name is pronounced "Lil-ya")