Lillian

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Etymology[edit]

Used since the sixteenth century, possibly originally a pet form of Elizabeth, but generally accepted as a variant of Late Latin lilium "lily".

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Lillian

  1. A female given name. (This is the standard American spelling.)
    • 1836 Adeline Sergeant: Lillian Lee:
      Your mother's name was Lillian, Minnie Lee,
      Her other name I never heard, until
      I stood within the church and saw her wed
      So she is ever Lillian Lee to me.
    • 1907 Lewis Clinton Strang: Famous Prima Donnas. L.C.Page&Co, 1907. page 33:
      Lillian Russell was christened Helen Louise Leonard. Tony Pastor gave her the name Lillian Russell, for the very practical reason, I believe, that it had so many "l's" in it, and consequently would look well on a bill-board.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lillian

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lillian

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.