Gender: Female Meaning of Lilou: "lily" Origin of Lilou: Occitan pet form of French Liliane

Lilou Origin and Meaning

The name Lilou is a girl's name of French origin meaning "lily".

Lilou is a charming, rarely heard import. Occitan is a language spoken in Provence, in the south of France, in which the suffix "ou" denotes a pet form — thus, Lilou as a short form of Liliane or its Occitan form Liliana or Liliano. Its popularity in France--where it's currently Number 12--can be traced to the 1997 film The Fifth Element.

Pronounced lee-loo, this is an enchanting option.

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alliebelle Says:


I love it! Can't decide if I like it better than Lila though... maybe Lilou could be a nickname :)

sophiejade Says:


This is one of my favourite names, ever!

Lola Says:


Nicknames galore! Lola, Lili, Lulu or Lily! Lilou is cute for a kid and then Lily (or the more dated Lou) are good to go by for an adult.

Wildsyringa Says:


It is pronounced Lee-loo.

vintageisfave Says:


Is this name pronounced Lil-oh or Lil-oo? Otherwise, Lilou is quite cute!

indiefendi2 Says:


Lilou is beautifully quirky.

Isaac Says:


We love this after 5th element and can see it aging well. Atleast better than Lulu or LiLi could.

SimoneKadele Says:


Or, of course, Liliane, its actual derivation.

SimoneKadele Says:


Love this! Although it doesn't age well. Maybe a solution could be to use it as a nickname for Lillian Louise or something... Cute!!

kitchi1 Says:


Lilou is super cute, classy, and spunky. I love it.

faithnamer Says:


This name is so cute, but I can't imagine it on an adult!

Nooshi Says:


I think this is so spunky and beautiful.

tenminutesplease Says:


Love this name! Just heard of it today! Now I feel like adding it to my list, even though I am in the process of eliminating!