Lilian

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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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Lilian

  1. A female given name.
    • 1830 Alfred Tennyson: Lilian :
      Airy, fairy Lilian, / Flitting, fairy Lilian, / When I ask her if she loves me, / Claps her tiny hands above me, / Laughing all she can.
    • 2004 Willem Dijkstra: May You Live in Interesting Times. iUniverse 2004. →ISBN page 77:
      When it was my turn Roger told the crowd that my romanised second and third name, if written as one word in Pinyin, as is now the custom, was exactly like the English girl's name Lilian and he therefore proposed to leave it like that, Lilian being a very pretty name, he said.

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Danish[edit]

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Lilian

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Estonian[edit]

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Lilian

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

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French[edit]

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Lilian m

  1. A male given name, the masculine equivalent of Liliane.

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Lilian c (genitive Lilians)

  1. A female given name of English origin.