Girl Baby Name

Lillie

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Quick Facts on Lillie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 511
Pronunciation:
LIL-ee
Simple meaning:
Lily flower

Characteristics of Lillie

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lillie

Lillie is a sweetly old-fashioned colloquial spelling of Lily, from the Latin “lilium”, describing a large, elegant and showy garden flower. Since the days of ancient Greece, the lily flower symbolized chastity and virtue (believed to have sprung from the breast milk of Hera, Queen Goddess and wife of Zeus). Centuries later, the Lily flower became connected to ideals of purity and innocence surrounding the Virgin Mary in Catholic tradition.

Popularity of the Name Lillie

Lillie was surprisingly popular in the late 19th century – in fact, she was a Top 50 favorite. As we moved into the 20th century, Lillie maintained her high ranking status until finally falling off of America’s Top 100 list in 1928.From there the name saw diminishing returns and would eventually fall off the charts altogether in 1975. Lillie has since returned in 1998 and is currently riding the coattails of her more popular sister Lily. The names Lily and Lillie are practically interchangeable; choice just really comes down to parental preference. Lily is the legitimate name of the flower, but Lillie is an old-fashioned spelling that reminds us of other turn-of-the-century favorites like Annie, Bessie, Minnie, Elsie, Nellie, Mattie, Carrie and Hattie (all of which were Top 50 faves in 1900).
Popularity of the Girl Name Lillie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lillie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lillie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lillie

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

  • Popular Songs on Lillie

    Popular Songs on Lillie

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lillie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lillie

    The Gamma Girls of Chagrin Falls: Lillie and Rose (Janet Kuivila) - Introducing Lillie and Rose, two 4th grade girls in Chagrin Falls who meet quite by accident. As new students at their school, they quickly learn the hierarchy of girl peers. There are the Alpha Girls who are the bossy leaders. They attempt to control the others: telling them what to do, what to wear, how to think, and with whom to be friends. The Betas are the girls who follow the Alpha and do what they tell them to do. And then there are the Gammas, the girls who think for themselves, aren't mean, and solve problems creatively instead of aggressively. Lillie and Rose discover they are the Gamma Girls of Chagrin Falls, and the fun begins! Recommended for ages 8-12.

  • Famous People Named Lillie

    Famous People Named Lillie

    Famous People Named Lillie - Lillie Langtry (19th century English celebrity/actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lillie

    Children of Famous People Named Lillie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lillie - Billy Bush (TV host)

  • Historic Figures

    Lillie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Lillie

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Lillie

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