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Lilyan is a baby girl’s name of English and French origin that means “lily flower” and “pledged to God”. Lilyan is a variant spelling of Lilian and also a diminutive of the classic name Elizabeth. Lilyan is a vintage classic that was most popular between 1900 and 1920.

Meaning of the name Lilyan:

English, French: lily, pledged to God

Origin of the name Lilyan:

Lilyan is a baby girl’s name of English and French origin that means both “pledged to God” and “lily flower”. Lilyan is a variant spelling of Lilian and a diminutive of Elizabeth.

Symbolism of the name Lilyan:

Lilies are a flower with rich symbolic meaning. White lilies are a traditional funeral flower and associated with death. Lilies are also symbols of peace, love, devotion, purity, and fertility.

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Gender of the name Lilyan:

Lilyan is a girl's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Lilyan:

LIL-ee-ən (English), LEE-LYAHN (French)

Number of syllables in the name Lilyan:

two or three, depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Lilyan:

Lilyan evokes feelings of beauty and grace.

Alternative spellings for the name Lilyan:

Lilian, Lillian, Lillyan, Lilyanne, Liliane

Nicknames for the name Lilyan:

Popularity of the name Lilyan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Lilyan is a popular baby girl’s name. Lilyan was in the top 1000 baby names list between 1900 and 1921. It peaked at #595 in 1915.

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Great middle names for the name Lilyan and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Lilyan:

  • Lilyan Tashman (American film and vaudeville actress)
  • Lilyan Vigo Ellis (American ballerina)
  • Lilyan Chauvin (French-American actress)
  • Lilyan Cole (American actress)

Lilyan in popular culture:

  • Lilyan York (comics, “Who Made Me a Princess?”)
  • Lilyan Snape (media, “TLWW”)
  • Lilyan(literature, “Good Morning, Dearie” by Jerome Kern and Anne Caldwell)
  • Lilyan Townsend (media, “This One World” By Night Camarilla)