Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! You’ve already figured out her first name, so it’s time to move on to the exciting part: picking a middle name for her! Making this selection for your newborn can be an exciting, but also somewhat intimidating, process to go through and complete. You may be perplexed as to which middle name will best match your daughter’s given name given the plethora of options.
That’s why I’ve written my tips to help you choose the ideal middle name for your child. You can go through some quick lists to help you make your pick – you’re guaranteed to fall in love with at least one of them!
What Does The Name Lilly Mean?
Lilly is a girl’s name with a feminine connotation. It was named for the flower, which is derived from the Latin word ‘lillium.’ The blossom represents purity.
People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means. As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.
How Do You Pronounce Lilly?
Lilly is pronounced as /LIL ee/.
What are middle names for?
Your daughter’s middle name is one that she will keep with her for the rest of her life, which is a wonderful thing. Of course, middle names aren’t absolutely necessary in terms of legal requirements, but they do add a little something extra to the overall flavor of our names. And, to be completely honest, they do come in helpful every now and then.
Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Lilly Princess could become Lipi!
Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future! According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior.
Famous People Called Lilly
- Lilly Becher (1901–1978), German writer, journalist and activist
- Lilly Bølviken (1914–2011), Norwegian judge
- Lilly Daché (1898–1989), French milliner and fashion designer
- Lilly Engström (1843–1921), Swedish pedagogue and women’s rights activist
- Lilly Hellström (1866–1930), Swedish schoolteacher and newspaper editor
- Lilly Kahil (1926 – 2002), Swiss-French archaeologist and classicist
- Lilly Kilvert (born 1953), American production designer
- Lilly Ledbetter (born 1938), American activist
- Lilly Ogatina Valahoe Poznanski (1942 – 1989), politician from Solomon Islands
- Lilly Pulitzer (1931–2013), American socialite and fashion designer
How Common is the Name Lilly?
The first name Lilly was given to a child in October 17th, 1867, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.
Lilly is the 928th most popular name in the history of the world. Between 1880 and 2019, the Social Security Administration recognized 59,020 babies born in the United States with the first name Lilly. In 2010, 2,887 newborns were given the name Lilly, which was the highest documented use of the name.
Lilly was the 231st most popular girl’s name in the United States. There were 1,271 newborn girls named Lilly in 2020.
How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Lilly
The most appropriate middle name for Lilly is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Lilly from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.
Say the names out loud with Lilly at the start. For example, Lilly Ann. Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.
Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.
Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.
By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Lilly.
50 Best Middle Names for Lilly
We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that go well with the name Lilly. Here’s our list:
First Name for Middle Name Lilly
If you have already decided on Lilly as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Lilly makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!
10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Lilly
10 Modern Names That Go With Lilly
10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Lilly
European Names That Match the Name Lilly
If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Lilly. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.
7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Lilly
|Lilly Eabha (ey-va)|
|Lilly Fionnuala (fi-noola)|
|Lilly Aoife (ee-fa)|
|Lilly Sorcha (sur-ka)|
|Lilly Aisling (ash-ling)|
|Lilly Laoise (lee-sha)|
7 French Names to Go with Lilly
7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Lilly
|Lilly Ana Paula|
7 Italian Names for Lilly
7 German Names for Lilly
7 Polish Names for Lilly
Names of Certain Length
If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.
7 Names for Lilly with 1 Syllable
7 Names for Lilly with 2 Syllables
7 Names for Lilly with 3 Syllables
|Lilly Cassandra (see names like Cassandra)|
Names for Lilly with the Same Initial
7 Names for Lilly Starting with A Vowel
Nicknames for Lilly
Lilly is often given the following nicknames:
- Lily Bear
- Lily Boo
Different Ways to Spell Lilly
Similar Names Like Lilly
If you like these names, check out our post on good middle names for Leona
Sibling Names for Lilly
If you already have a child named Lilly, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Lilly.
Sister Names for Lilly
If you already have a baby Lilly, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!
|Lilly & Addison|
|Lilly & Kamila|
|Lilly & Harley|
|Lilly & Juniper|
|Lilly & Averie|
|Lilly & Oaklynn|
|Lilly & Luna|
|Lilly & Lily|
|Lilly & Amaya|
|Lilly & Hallie|
Brother Names for Lilly
If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have an Lilly then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!
|Lilly & Moises|
|Lilly & Pedro|
|Lilly & Kendrick|
|Lilly & Maxton|
|Lilly & Ryker|
|Lilly & Houston|
|Lilly & Maddox|
|Lilly & Julio|
|Lilly & Oscar|
|Lilly & Yahir|
Take Away For Baby Name Lilly
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Amelia, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of names that go well with Amelia. Please share your favorite middle names for girls, or even simply your favorite middle names in general, in the comments section. Good luck choosing!
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