Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a pet form of the female personal name
Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2.
- English: nickname for someone
with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old English
lilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium). The Italian equivalent
Giglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In
English and other languages there has also been some confusion with
forms of Giles.
- English: habitational name from places called
Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was
named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from līn ‘flax’ +
lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old
English Lillinglēah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an
Old English personal name.
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