101 Cute Middle Names For Lily

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You are having a little girl – huge congratulations! And even bigger congratulations on the fact that you have actually decided on a first name.

But that’s not the end of the name dilemma, your next task is to find the perfect middle name that compliments Lily.

To help you out we have put together some of our favorite middle names for Lily. Our list is a mix of traditional and a little more unique either of which will go perfectly with Lily. We have also added some great advice for choosing a middle name and how to avoid a naming disaster.

What Does The Name Lily Mean

Lily is a name of English origin and refers to the flower of the same name. 

The name was derived from the Latin name for the flower lilium, which itself is derived from the Greek leirion.

It is one of the most popular of the flower names and is making a come back. This is thanks to its cool and elegant sound as well as it being a symbol of purity and innocence.

The name is currently extremely popular in the United Kingdom and is ranked as number 35 in the US top 1000 names.

Middle Names For Lily

  1. Lily Adele
  2. Lily Amber
  3. Lily Amelie
  4. Lily Anastasia
  5. Lily Angelina
  6. Lily Annabelle
  7. Lily Anne
  8. Lily Ashleigh
  9. Lily Belle
  10. Lily Beth
  11. Lily Bree
  12. Lily Brianne
  13. Lily Caitlin
  14. Lily Cameron
  15. Lily Camille
  16. Lily Cate
  17. Lily Catherine
  18. Lily Charlotte
  19. Lily Claire
  20. Lily Colette
  21. Lily Corryn
  22. Lily Danielle
  23. Lily Dream
  24. Lily Elaine
  25. Lily Elize
  26. Lily Elizabeth
  27. Lily Elle
  28. Lily Ember
  29. Lily Emma
  30. Lily Emily
  31. Lily Estelle
  32. Lily Fawn
  33. Lily Faye
  34. Lily Fiona
  35. Lily Floss
  36. Lily Francis
  37. Lily Gayle
  38. Lily Georgina
  39. Lily Grace
  40. Lily Harper
  41. Lily Helene
  42. Lily Honor
  43. Lily Hope
  44. Lily Ida
  45. Lily Iris
  46. Lily Isabelle
  47. Lily Jade
  48. Lily Jaelyn
  49. Lily Jane
  50. Lily Jannet
  51. Lily Jen
  52. Lily Joy
  53. Lily June
  54. Lily Kansas
  55. Lily Kate
  56. Lily Kay
  57. Lily Kristine
  58. Lily Lane
  59. Lily Lake
  60. Lily Lorraine
  61. Lily Luna
  62. Lily Mae
  63. Lily Maeve
  64. Lily Madeleine
  65. Lily Marie
  66. Lily Margaret
  67. Lily May
  68. Lily Michele
  69. Lily Moon
  70. Lily Noelle
  71. Lily Noris
  72. Lily Nicole
  73. Lily Odette
  74. Lily Olivia
  75. Lily Olva
  76. Lily Paige
  77. Lily Patience
  78. Lily Pearl
  79. Lily Quinn
  80. Lily Rae
  81. Lily Raine
  82. Lily Rose
  83. Lily Ryann
  84. Lily Sabine
  85. Lily Scarlett
  86. Lily Sky
  87. Lily Sophia
  88. Lily Tatum
  89. Lily Tess
  90. Lily Theresa
  91. Lily Veda
  92. Lily Violet
  93. Lily Waverly
  94. Lily Wiley
  95. Lily Wray
  96. Lily Xandera
  97. Lily Xaviera
  98. Lily Yula
  99. Lily Yvonne
  100. Lily Zaharia
  101. Lily Zora

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Finding The Right Middle Name

For many parents finding the perfect middle name is just as important as finding the first name.

While other parents allow themselves to have a little more fun when choosing, as they feel, the middle name is slightly less important as it is not a name that your child will use every day.

But with that said, do not let the wrong middle name take away from all your hard work of finding the perfect first name.

If you really fancy a challenge, you could go for two middle names. In the US, you are only legally required to have a first name and a surname on your birth certificate. Anything more than that is down to personal choice.

Where To Look For Inspiration

As it’s been said most people do not use their middle name on a daily basis so you can take a step away from the more traditional names and opt for something that is a little more wild and wacky.

Here are a few ideas of where to look for some inspiration for a middle name if you are running out of ideas.

Family Tradition

The most common place to start is with your own family. Many families have a tradition of passing down a middle name from one generation to another or choosing a middle name that begins with a certain letter.

While you may decide on a middle name to honor a relative. This could be a grandparent, aunt to even a maiden name.

Take a good look into your family history and you’re sure to find a name that is both perfect for your child and connects them to their family heritage even before they are old enough to understand the connection.

Maybe you have some Pacific Island family heritage that you would like to embrace, check out some of our favorite Polynesian names with meanings here.

Two Is Better Than One

Maybe you or your partner had a first name choice that didn’t quite hit the grade for a variety of reasons.

You may be able to use that second place first name as a middle name. As most if not all first names also make great middle names, there’s nothing to worry about.

Beautiful smiling little girl close up

Memories Or Place Names

Celebrities are not the only people who can use place names for their children’s names. They are actually quite trendy at the moment. So if you and your partner have a special place that holds some fond memories or even a favorite destination, go for it.

What To Be Careful Of When Choosing That Perfect Middle Name

Middle names are an opportunity to be a little wilder and daring with your children’s names. After all, it is not the name that they will be using every day.

This is why you will often find people with some weird and wonderful middle names that their parents couldn’t let go of but also could not justify as a first name.

But there are still a few things that you need to consider when choosing that perfect middle name.

Potential For An Unfortunate Nickname

You need to put yourself into the mind of a child and think as they do. If you can think up some cruel and not very nice names to tease your child then you bet that any child in the playground can too.

Initials

Remember that your children’s initials will often be written down on display so you need to ensure that they do not spell out any unfortunate words.

With Lily as a first name, there is always the chance that their initials could potentially spell out some less than desirable things.

Flow Of The Entire Name

When you have decided on that perfect first name, along with the perfect middle name and of course you already know the surname, you need to check that it all flows together and is not too clunky when you say it out loud.

If you have any doubts get a second opinion from friends and family and say the full name in conversation. If you find yourself tripping over your words or the name sounds clunky, there’s a pretty good chance that it is not the right combination of names.

Little girl in forest

Different Ways to Spell Lily

There are a few variations of Lily. Here are some of our favorite ones:

  1. Lilly
  2. Lillie
  3. Lili
  4. Lilleigh
  5. Lileigh

Cute Sibling Names That Go With Lily

If you have more than one child or plan on having more, finding names that go well together is another important factor that you may need to consider.

Remember that you will probably say your little one’s names a million times together so it is important that they flow well. Here are a few suggestions for sibling names that work well together.

  1. Lily and Jasmine
  2. Lily and Ruby
  3. Lily and Violet
  4. Lily and Ivy
  5. Lily and Hannah
  6. Lily and George
  7. Lily and Jack
  8. Lily and Finn
  9. Lily and Joseph
  10. Lily and Isaac

The Final Thought

That brings us to the end of our list of middle names for Lily, hopefully, you have found the perfect middle name for your little princess.

But if not we hope you have taken some inspiration from our list. There is no need to panic if you haven’t found the perfect name as there are plenty of options out there. You might be looking for a name that has a particular meaning such as sunset or gold and silver.

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!