Girl Baby Name

Liliana

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Quick Facts on Liliana

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 122
Pronunciation:
lil-ee-AH-nah
Simple meaning:
God is my oath

Characteristics of Liliana

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Liliana

Liliana is a fanciful spelling of the name Lilian. The etymology of the name Lilian dates back to the 16th century and was probably coined as a nursery form of the name Elizabeth which means “God is my oath.” Liliana could also be a longer more elaborate derivation of the name Lily (by adding the feminine suffix “ana”). Lily essentially comes from the vocabulary word for the flower of the same name, from the Old French by way of Latin “lilium.” The Lily plant is a large, elegant and showy garden flower once so revered by the ancient Greeks that they believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. It is also the flower symbolizing chastity and purity. The name Liliana is a modern (mostly American) name invention that may be coined from either of these original names: Lilian or Lily.

Popularity of the Name Liliana

Liliana makes her first appearance on the American popularity charts for girls in 1972 and it’s been growing steadily since the 80s. The name is clearly following the same path of success set by Lily and Lillian on the charts. American parents are going gangbusters over the “Lily” family of names and new spelling inventions have started to follow. Right now, Liliana is the favored spelling of the other variations of the same name (Lilliana, Lilyana, Lilianna, Lillianna, and Lilyanna), but it’s still not as popular as Lily or Lillian. Some parents prefer to soften these names by adding the “-ana” extension which makes it feel more feminine and less severe. You almost can’t find a name more girly than Liliana, and the four-syllable sound imparts it with a dainty lyrical quality. The popularity of Liliana is also fueled by the growing Hispanic population in the United States which gives it a flavor of the romance languages.
Popularity of the Girl Name Liliana
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Liliana

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Liliana

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Liliana

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

  • Popular Songs on Liliana

    Popular Songs on Liliana

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Liliana

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Liliana

    Las Abuelas de Liliana / Liliana's Grandmothers (Leyla Torres) - A gentle, loving look at grandmothers. In a book that will be officially published on Grandparents' Day, a charming girl named Liliana describes how differently her grandmothers live their lives. Mima lives in New England, does yoga exercises, and likes crossword puzzles, for example. The other grandmother, Mama Gabina, lives in South America, enjoys gardening, and likes to dance around the house. The meals they cook are different, the stories they tell are different, but one thing about them is the same: they both love their granddaughter. And Liliana adores them. Leyla Torres's watercolors show all the warmth and homeyness that are intrinsic in special family relationships. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Liliana's Fan (Adam Altman) - Liliana had always been interested in exploring the forest near her home, but her parents had said that she was too young to venture there. Now, at twelve years of age, she believes that she is old enough to explore the mysteries of the forest. She feels confident that even if she goes alone, her bamboo fan that her mother gave her would help guide her. Then, she finds out that her mother is ill and has gone away to be treated. What has made her mother ill? Where is she currently being treated? What mysteries lie in the forest? Slowly, Liliana begins to uncover information, partly by discovering a magnificent and magical tree in the forest that she knows is the center of the mysteries. She also realizes that her fan plays an important role, but she is still unsure how. As her mother becomes more and more ill, Liliana must find out what ails her mother and possibly help heal her. She also wants to discover the mystery of her heritage, which is mixed into everything that is happening. But time is running short. Will Liliana solve the mysteries and act upon these discoveries before it's too late? Recommended for ages 13+

    Liliana's Summer (Adam Altman) - Liliana goes to school, hangs out with friends, and has a typical young teenage life, except that she also protects a marvelous magical tree in the Redwoods, talks telepathically to animals, and has knowledge about the mystical Guardian Realm, where she wants to someday visit. When that opportunity arrives, she does not hesitate to go to the mysterious realm. She must not let her father and friends know what she is planning for the summer, though, for they would not want her to go and would not believe her anyway. If she were to make it to the Guardian Realm, what would she find there? She expected a glorious place where magic and imagination ruled, where her departed mother thrived, and where dreams lived. But expectation rarely is the same as reality. Liliana has many surprises awaiting her. The Guardian Realm becomes so much more than the paradise Liliana hoped it to be, for there, a realization awaits that will open her mind to a mission she must fulfill. In this sequel to Liliana's Fan, Adam Altman picks up right where he left off, delving into an intricate plot while also not forgetting about teenage life. This novel is poignant, mysterious, and fun, and teases at more of Liliana's adventures to come. Recommended for ages 13+

  • Famous People Named Liliana

    Famous People Named Liliana

    Famous People Named Liliana - Liliana Mumy (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Liliana

    Children of Famous People Named Liliana

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

  • Historic Figures

    Liliana - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Liliana

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Liliana

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