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Girl Names Ending with -lly

Lly ending baby names and what they mean, with 81 results. -lly names are used more often as feminine names. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (ADOPTION OF 1.5%) and has become much diminished since (ADOPTION 0.3%, DOWN 79%), with names like Holly becoming less trendy. Jolly (TOP 1%) and Nally (7%) are conventional -lly surnames.

-lly names

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Ally - Delly


Form of Alberta. Based on Old English element. "Noble, bright." Aily is also a moderately common kid's name. See also Alaya.

Form of Alexandra. From Greek language. "Man's defender." Ally (cf. Angelly, Illy) is a common -lly suffix last name. See also Arly.

Var. of Alice. From Old German. "Noble, exalted." Ally is a scarce women's name, appearing often (TOP 13%) as a surname. See also Alley.

Var. of Alison. Root fr. Old German language. "Noble, exalted." Widely used, with usage of 0.011% for Ally as a children's name in 2018, though lower than 0.012% the previous year. See also Alya.

Var. of Allie. .. Actress Ally Walker. Ally is prevalent as a baby name compared to other versions. See also Arly.

Var. of Arcelia. Stems fr. Spanish element. "Treasure chest." Not Top 2000 name. See also Ariceli.

Var. of Araceli. Origin fr. Latin word. "Altar of heaven; heavenly homemaker." Aricelly is not a Top 2000 name.

Form of Bailey. Derived fr. Old English word. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." A birth name that is rarely used, Bailly is found more conventionally as a last name. See also Billa.


Var. of Billie. Based on Old English element. .. Now a feminine name, a short .. Billy is familiar (UPPER 35%) as a women's name, and exists regularly (UPPER 6%) as a surname. Unisex name.

Willy, Billy2
Forms of Wilhelmina. Origin fr. Old German word. "Determined protector." Willy is rarefied as a children's name among the variant forms of Wilhelmina.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lly names: Ally, Billy, Cally

Kallista and variants

Kally1, Cally1
Forms of Kallista. Origin fr. Greek element. "Most beautiful." Used somewhat frequently as baby names, Cally and Kally are comparable to the popular Carly.

Var. of Calandra. From Greek element. "Lovely one." Less widespread today. Cally was last listed in 1991 in the Top 2000. See also Kally.

Var. of Calantha. Stems fr. Greek word. "Beautiful flower." Cally is a unique feminine name. See also Calee.

Kally2, Cally4
Forms of Calista. Origin fr. Latin, Greek. "Cup; fairest, most beautiful." Less widespread today. Cally was the variation last listed (1991) in the Top 2000.

Kally3, Cally5
Var. of Callie. Derived fr. Greek word. "Beautiful, lovely." Kally and variants grew in popularity in 1990.

Sessilly, Cilly1
Var. of Cecilia. Source fr. Latin, Old Welsh. "Blind; sixth." Scarce as birth names, but Cilly and Sessilly are similar to the more common Lilly.

Form of Cecily. Root fr. Latin, Old Welsh. "Blind; sixth." Cilli (TOP 47%), Cilley (19%) are conventional last names. See also Caley.

Var. of Columba. Based on Latin word. "Dove." Colly is not in the Top 2000. See also Cilly.

Var. of Colleen. Origin fr. Gaelic element. "Girl, wench." Colly is unusual as a children's name. See also Cole.

Var. of Adeline. Root fr. Old German word. "Noble." Delly was not a Top birth name in 2018. See also Melly.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -lly names for girls.

1. Ally - Delly
Alberta [Ally], Alexandra [Ally], Alice [Ally], Alison [Ally], Allie [Ally], Arcelia [Aricelly], Araceli [Aricelly], Bailey [Bailly], Billie [Billy], Wilhelmina [Willy, Billy], Kallista [Kally, Cally], Calandra [Cally], Calantha [Cally], Calista [Kally, Cally], Callie [Kally, Cally], Cecilia [Cilly, Sessilly], Cecily [Cilly], Columba [Colly], Colleen [Colly], Adeline [Delly]

Adelaide [Delly], Dolly, Dorothy [Dolly], Eleanor [Elly, Nelly], Ella [Elly], Ellen [Elly, Nelly], Ellie [Elly], Helen [Elly, Nelly], Emily [Milly, Emilly, ..], Gilberte [Gilly], Gillian [Gilly], Gilly, Griselda [Griselly], Hayley [Hally], Haralda [Hally], Hilary [Hilly], Halleli [Hilly], Holly, Jill [Jilly], Joelle [Joelly]

Julie [Jully], Kallie [Kally], Kelly, Lalage [Lally], Eulalia [Lally], Lallie [Lally], Lillian [Lilly], Lily [Lilly], Esmeralda [Lolly], Laura [Lolly], Melinda [Mally], Melanie [Melly], Melissa [Milly, Melly], Millicent [Milly, Melly], Amelia [Milly], Camilla [Milly], Mildred [Milly], Molly, Mary [Polly, Molly], Cornelia [Nelly]

Nelly, Philippa [Philly], Polly, Paula [Polly], Riley [Reilly], Sarah [Sally], Sally, Shanelle [Shanilly, Shanelly], Shelley [Shelly], Rochelle [Shelly], Rachel [Shelly], Sicily [Sicilly], Talicia [Tally], Tallulah [Tally], Tally, Thalia [Tally], Matilda [Tilly], Tilda [Tilly], Tully, Valentina [Vally]

Wallis [Wally]

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