Of Latin origin.
From the word “lilium”, the flower Lily.
Lily is a symbol of purity.
Images of the flower were discovered in a villa at the Greek island of Crete, dating back in 1580 B.C.
It was extremely revered by the ancient Greeks. They believed that the “λείριον” -referred to the white Madonna lily- was created from the breast milk of Hera, the queen of the gods.
Lilly is a different form of the name Lily, or diminutive of the name Elisabeth.
Related names are: Lilian, Liliana, Lillia, Lillie, Liana, Leanna, Lilianne.
Famous bearers are Lily Tomlin, Lily Allen, Lily Collins, Lily Rabe.
Lily is a popular name in Sweden, Canada, Scotland, England and Wales, Ireland and New Zealand.