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Meaning and Origin of: Lilly

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from a pet form of the female personal name Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2.
  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.
  3. 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.

Famous people with this first name: Evangeline Lilly

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