Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Lilia

Lilia and Liliya are both Russian transcriptions of Lily. Lily essentially comes from the vocabulary word for the flower of the same name, from the Greek “leiron” and the Latin “lilium” (a “lily”). Believe it or not, the word Lily is used as a corrupt translation of the Biblical Hebrew Shoshana (Susanna) meaning “lily” (the name may have its original roots in the Egyptian word “sšn” meaning “lotus”). See the name Susanna for more detail. The Lily plant is a large, elegant and showy garden flower, and the word has become near synonymous with adjectives such as “lovely, white, pure”. The ancient Greeks were so enamored with the Lily flower that they believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera (the queen of all gods). The usage of flower names for girls took hold more than 100 years ago when names like Daisy, Iris, Rose and Violet came into vogue. Lily, in particular, has soared back into fashionable use today and you will find this name on the Top 10 lists in Scotland, England and Canada (and a Top 15 in the United States, Australia, Ireland and Northern Ireland). It’s no surprise that the Russian Lilia has come to join the party.

All About the Baby Name – Lilia

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME LILIA

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME LILIA

Lilia has seen sporadic usage in the United States since the late 19th century. Never very popular, and unable to adhere to the charts, Lilia remains an underused choice. The name only recently resurfaced in 2004 most likely due to the ultra-trendiness of Lily today. In fact, both Lily and Lillian have jump-started a whole slew of “Lil” names onto the charts. Lilia is one of the least popular versions of this gorgeous flower that personifies innocence. Still, it’s a great choice for American parents who want to celebrate their Russian heritage in some small way.

Quick Facts

ON LILIA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Russian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

909

PRONUNCIATION:

LIL-ee-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Lily

Characteristics

OF LILIA

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Lilia

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME LILIA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Lilia

Popular Songs

ON LILIA

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Famous People

NAMED LILIA

Lilia Osterloh (tennis player)
Lilia Podkopayeva (Ukrainian artistic gymnast)
Lilia Skala (actress)
Lilia Kopylova (Russian dancer)
Lilia Prado (Mexican actress)
Lilia Izquierdo (Cuban volleyball player)
Lilia Luciano (TV journalist)
Lília Cabral (Brazilian actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED LILIA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME LILIA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lilia