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Gender: Female Origin of Lilly: English Flower name Lilly's Popularity in 2017: #153

The name Lilly is a girl's name of English origin. Lilly is ranked #153 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

From the experts:

Lilly may contain one L too many for some people, though this secondary spelling of a name that's become wildly popular is still a popular choice. And the Lilly spelling does feel a bit less wispy, a bit more like a name as opposed to a mere flower, than the slender and delicate Lily. Lilly suggests the long form Lillian, but it doesn't need to be an abbreviation for anything; Lilly can stand on its own.

However, if you love the flower name but want to make it a little different, you've got to move far beyond Lilly -- or Lillian, Liliane and sisters. You might consider Susannah, which means lily, or a more exotic bloom like Azalea or Lotus.

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

Famous People Named Lilly

Lilly Pulitzer (born Lillian Lee McKim), American fashion designer and socialite
Lilly Ledbetter, American women's fair pay activist
Lilly Singh, an Indo-Canadian YouTuber
Lilly Scholz, Austrian pair skater
Lilly King, American swimmer
Lilly Winwood, English singer; daughter of musician Steve Winwood
Lilly McDowell, daughter of actors Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell

Pop Culture References for the name Lilly

Lilly Rush, main character on the TV series "Cold Case"
Lillian "Lilly" Truscott, character on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Lilly Moscovitz, character in the Princess Diaries series
Lillian "Lilly" Kane, character in TV's "Veronica Mars"
Lilly Gilkeson, character in film "The Missing"
Lilly Berry, a character in "Hotel New Hampshire" by John Irving
Lilly Mattock, character on British soap "EastEnders"
"Lilly Turner," 1933 film and its main character
Liliana "Lilly" Mendoza, character in the Young Adult book, "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe", by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Lilly Satou, character in the visual novel "Katawa Shoujo"