July 30, 2014 § 6 Comments
Alternative spelling of “Lilian”, from the Latin for “lily”. Possibly also originally a diminutive form of “Elizabeth“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Leann, Leanna, Leanne, Liana, Liane, Liann, Lianna, Lianne, Lileas, Lilias, Lilian, Liliana, Lilla, Lillah, Lillia, Lillianna, Lillianne, Lilli, Lillias, Lillie, Lily, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Lillian (b. 1914), called “Lill” by the family, the seventh of the dozen Gilbreth children whose upbringing is related in Cheaper By the Dozen (1948) and Belles on Their Toes (1950), written by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
– Lillian Moller Gilbreth (b. 1878), called “Lillie” by her husband and family, the industrial engineer and efficiency expert whose family life is related in Cheaper By the Dozen (1948) and Belles on Their Toes (1950), written by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
– Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), American playwright and screenwriter.
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