Name Meaning and Biblical Context of Lily
|Name||Lily (Add to Favourite List?)|
The Biblical baby name Lily is Latin/ Old English in origin and its meaning is a flowering plant. The Hebrew word for Lily is Shoshan and the Greek word is krinon.
Lily is pronounced lil-ee.
Lily is a symbol of purity and resurrection. This plant grew on the shores of the Lake of Gennesaret and in the valleys of Palestine.
The columns of the temple built by Solomon were decorated by lily motifs.
The prophet Hosea enjoins Israel to return to God, and describes Israel as flourishing like a lily when watered by the dew of God's grace.
In his sermon on Mount Hermon, Jesus used the lily as an example of why people should trust in God. The lilies of the field do not toil or spin, yet their colorful flowers rival King Solomon's clothes. If God so cares for a mere plant, how much more does he care for His people.
Biblical reference for baby name Lily:
1 Kings 7:19, 22, 26; 2 Chronicles 4:5; Psalms 45:1; 69:1; Song of Solomon 2:1, 2, 16; 4:5; 5:13; 6:2; 7:2; Hosea 14:5; Matthew 6:28; Luke 12:27
Strong's Bible concordance H7799 and G2918
Other Similar Names