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Quick Facts on Lilia

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Russian
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 909
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Lilia

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lilia

Lilia and Liliya are both Russian transcriptions of Lily. Lily essentially comes from the vocabulary word for the flower of the same name, from the Greek “leiron” and the Latin “lilium” (a “lily”). Believe it or not, the word Lily is used as a corrupt translation of the Biblical Hebrew Shoshana (Susanna) meaning “lily” (the name may have its original roots in the Egyptian word “sšn” meaning “lotus”). See the name Susanna for more detail. The Lily plant is a large, elegant and showy garden flower, and the word has become near synonymous with adjectives such as “lovely, white, pure”. The ancient Greeks were so enamored with the Lily flower that they believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera (the queen of all gods). The usage of flower names for girls took hold more than 100 years ago when names like Daisy, Iris, Rose and Violet came into vogue. Lily, in particular, has soared back into fashionable use today and you will find this name on the Top 10 lists in Scotland, England and Canada (and a Top 15 in the United States, Australia, Ireland and Northern Ireland). It’s no surprise that the Russian Lilia has come to join the party.

Popularity of the Name Lilia

Lilia has seen sporadic usage in the United States since the late 19th century. Never very popular, and unable to adhere to the charts, Lilia remains an underused choice. The name only recently resurfaced in 2004 most likely due to the ultra-trendiness of Lily today. In fact, both Lily and Lillian have jump-started a whole slew of “Lil” names onto the charts. Lilia is one of the least popular versions of this gorgeous flower that personifies innocence. Still, it’s a great choice for American parents who want to celebrate their Russian heritage in some small way.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lilia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lilia

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lilia

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lilia

    Lilia We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lilia.

  • Popular Songs on Lilia

    Popular Songs on Lilia

    Lilia - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Lilia.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lilia

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lilia

    Awake: A Fairytale (Jessica Grey) - Alexandra Martin didn’t believe in fairytales… Alex has always been more interested in rocks and science than stories about princesses and magic. Now she’s far too busy with her summer internship at the Gem and Mineral Museum to think about children’s stories. Between avoiding her former best friend and high school baseball star, Luke Reed, and trying to hide her unrequited crush on her mentor at the museum, the real world is occupying all of her time. …Until she walked into one. It turns out fairytales aren’t all fun and games. A curse has turned her neat and orderly world upside down, and to break it, she bands together with a fellow intern and a recently awakened princess named Lilia who’s been asleep for almost 900 years. Can this trio of unlikely heroines put an end to an ominous enchantment, discover true love, and keep an ancient and evil magic from being unleashed on modern-day Los Angeles? Recommended for ages 14+

  • Famous People Named Lilia

    Famous People Named Lilia

    Famous People Named Lilia - Lilia Osterloh (tennis player); Lilia Podkopayeva (Ukrainian artistic gymnast); Lilia Skala (actress); Lilia Kopylova (Russian dancer); Lilia Prado (Mexican actress); Lilia Izquierdo (Cuban volleyball player); Lilia Luciano (TV journalist); Lília Cabral (Brazilian actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lilia

    Children of Famous People Named Lilia

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lilia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lilia.

  • Historic Figures

    Lilia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Lilia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lilia.

Personality of the Girl Name Lilia

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lilia

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