Lillis Save NameE-mailPrint Last name origins & meanings: 1. Irish and English: metronymic from Lilly. 2. Greek: from the personal name Lili, a pet form of Vangelis (see Vangel, Evangelista) or any of various other personal names ending in -lis, e.g. Anatolis, Vassilis, Gavrilis. Lilly ChartSave NameE-mailPrint Last name origins & meanings: 1. English: from a pet form of the female personal name Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2. 2. English: nickname for someone with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old English lilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium). The Italian equivalent Giglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In English and other languages there has also been some confusion with forms of Giles. 3. English: habitational name from places called Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from lîn ‘flax’ + lçah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old English Lillinglçah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an Old English personal name.
I also have family information that the name LILLIS was De Lillis. It came by way of the Norman invasion of Ireland at a later time than William the Conquer's invasion of England.The Normans came originally from the Normandy part of France.There is a town there, Lile, so the name De = of and Lillis = Lile which is French for Lilly.