The name Lillian ranked 105th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 98th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Some authorities believe this name originated as a nickname of Elizabeth. The same is said of the English Lily, which did not appear as a formal name until the 19th century.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth (born 1878, died 1972)
American engineer and author known for her time-and-motion studies.