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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English

Meaning & History

Derived from Lilly, a pet name for Elizabeth. It was also used as a nickname for someone with fair skin or hair, and is derived from Old English lilie meaning "lily (the flower)". It could also serve as a habitual surname for someone from Lilley in Hertfordshire (from lin "flax" and leah "clearing") and Berkshire (from Lillingleah meaning "wood associated with Lilla").
Added 1/18/2016 by anonymous
Edited 8/28/2016 by highexpectasians