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Lillian Information -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

The meaning of Lillian is "Lily flower." This eMedTV article provides other information on the name Lillian, including its origin and other forms.

Lillian is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Lillian.

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Meanings and Variations

Lillian is from Latin meaning Lily flower.
Alternates for Lillian include: Lil, Lila, Lilas, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Liliane, Lilias, Lilla, Lilli, and Lily
See Also: Lilith
Lillian is associated with these categories: Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous people named Lillian
Lillian Diana Gish, Actress: American stage, screen, and television actress. She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D.W. Griffith, including her leading role in Griffith's seminal Birth of a Nation (1915). She won an honorary Academy Award in 1971.
Lillian Rearden, Book Character: In Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", she is the unsupportive wife of Hank Rearden. Lillian is a frigid Moocher who seeks to destroy her husband.
Lillian D. Wald, Public Advocate: A nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, women's rights activist, and the founder of American community nursing. Her unselfish devotion to humanity is recognized around the world and her visionary programs have been widely copied everywhere.
Lillian Lee, Author: Chinese novelist best known as the author of "Farewell My Concubine", which later became a movie.
Lillian Florence Hellman, Playwright: Her most famous plays include The Children's Hour (1934), The Little Foxes (1939) and Toys in the Attic (1959). She was romantically involved for 30 years with writer Dashiell Hammett.

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