Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Lily Flower
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Lily Boy)

In 2017 the name Lily...

• was given to 5,816 baby girls
• was the 33rd most popular name for baby girls
• was 22% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Montana, Hawaii, and Idaho
• was least popular in West Virginia, Rhode Island, and Vermont
• was about as popular as Hannah and Addison
Babies Named Lily Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Lily...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2011
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1965
• is 4996% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 640% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Gianna, Alivia, Isabella, Izaiah, Izayah, Brayden
• has the most opposite popularity history to Margarita, Kathrine, Rebecca, Joseph, Patrick, Blair
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Lily Per State
View Geographic History for Lily

Geographically the name Lily...

• 8% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Hailey, Elise, Hannah, Logan, Luke, James
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Amiyah, Jennifer, Ariah, Emmanuel, Alec, Aden
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
View More Age Information on Lily

More information on Lily by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Lily are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Lily will be the only kid named Lily in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Lily compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Lily rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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