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What does Ally mean?

Ally \a(l)-ly\ as a girls' name is of Old English, Greek and Old German derivation, and the name Ally means "noble, bright; man's defender; noble, exalted". Ally is a derivative of Alberta (Old English): feminine of Albert. Ally is also a variant of Alexandra (Greek). Ally is also used as a form of Alice (Old German), Alison (Old German) and Allie.


Variations

Ally has 13 variants: Aili, Ailie, Aillie, Ala, Alais, Aley, Ali, Alie, Alla, Alley, Alli, Elli and Ellie.

Ally has 42 more different forms via Alberta, Alexandra, Alice, Alison, Allie: Al, Aleka, Aleki, Alex, Alexa, Alexi, Alica, Alika, Aliki, Alis, Alisa, Alise, Alisz, Alix, Aliz, Allcen, Alle, Alles, Alless, Allexa, Allice, Allis, Alliss, Allix, Allsun, Allyce, Allys, Allyse, Allysia, Allyson, Allyssa, Alyce, Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alyss, Anda, Elke, Ellsa, Elsa, Lesy and Lexy.


Popularity

Ally is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#19285 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ally for girls. Ally was first listed in 1998 and reached its peak position of #417 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #736. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ally name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ally outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Ally and affiliated names. Alberta, Alex, Alexa (#63 last year), Alexandra (#92), Ali, Alica, Alice (#97), Alisa (#936), Alison (#289), Allie (#257), Allyson (#329), Allyssa, Alyce, Alysa, Alyse, Ellie (#55) and Elsa (#286) are the prominent related forms of Ally (#736 last year). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1998 (usage of 0.4067%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3811%, down 6.3%), but with versions like Alberta, Ali, Allyssa, Alyce and Alysa becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable birth names in this compilation are Alexa (#63), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Ellie (#55) and Elsa (#286), with Alice, Allie, Ellie and Elsa having a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alberta, Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Ali, Alice, Alisa, Alison, Allie, Ally in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allyson, Allyssa, Alyce, Alysa, Alyse, Ellie, Elsa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alica, Alice outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alison, Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.


Similar Names

Ally is pronounced similarly to Aalya, Aila, Ailey, Ailli, Alah, Alaya, Alea, Alia, Aliya, Aliye, Allia, Aloe, Alya, Ayla, Eily, Ella, Elly, Illa, Olla, Ulla, Ulli, Wally and Willy. Other suggested similar baby names are Alby, Alfy, Allfy, Allyn, Alvy and Arly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ally.

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