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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LIL-ee
Other Forms FormsLilly, Lilie, Lillie, etc.

Meaning & History

Derived from Lily, 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 11/13/2020 by glacier_bear_82
Edited 11/13/2020 by glacier_bear_82