Lillian is an English variant transcription of the name Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew).
Lillian is also an English and Hebrew spelling variant of the name Lilian (English, French, and German).
Lillian is very popular as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1902, 1.093% of baby girls were named Lillian. It had a ranking of #11 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial fall in popularity since then, and it is of modest use in recent times. In 2018, its usage was only 0.300% and its ranking #34, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Elizabeth, out of all girl names in its family. In 2018, it was more commonly used than Lillian by 54% . The name Lillian has mainly been a baby girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the last century. There were 196 times as many baby girls than boys who were named Lillian in 1914.
Baby names that sound like Lillian include Lailani, Lainy, Laione, Lalanee, Lalaney, Lalani, Laleema, Lamani, Lamaya, Lamia, Lamoni, Laulani, Laylani, Lealani, Leana, Leanna, Leannie, Lee Anna, Leiana, and Leilani.
† Pronunciation for Lillian: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"