[ 3 syll. li-lian, lil-i-an ] The baby boy name Lilian is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is LIHL-iy-ahN (English) †. Lilian is used predominantly in the French language and it is derived from Latin origins. The masculine name is popular in France, along with other '-an' names such as Dylan. It has been popularized by the French footballer Lilian Thuram (1972-). The feminine French form is Liliane. See Lilian for more information.
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Lilian is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Lilian has predominantly been a girl name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Lilian include Lakshmana, Lalanie, Lalany, Lasean, Lasimonne, Lewellen, Llewellen, Llyweilun, Loagan, Loagon, Lokean, Lokeene, Lokien, Louison, Lucano, Luciano, Lucien, Lulëzim, Lywanou, and Lulany.
† Pronunciation for Lilian: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Lilian is Lilian Thuram, Footballer, born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, 1 January 1972, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies.