Lily, referring to the famous flower, is a great name for girl dogs who are shy. Find out more about dogs named Lily.


Name: Lily (or Lilly)

Meaning: Directly derived from the Latin word lilium, this name refers to the flower. It can also be a nickname for someone named Lillian.

Personality: Shy

About This Name: Instantly recognizable stars with the name Lily include singer, songwriter, actress and presenter Lily Allen, comedian Lily Tomlin and operatic soprano Lily Pons. In the Harry Potter series, Harry’s mother’s name is Lily and, although deceased, plays a pivotal role in Harry’s journey. Actress Kristen Stewart has 4 wolf-hybrid pets, one of whom is a Lily. Well-known characters named Lily include Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother).

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