Meaning and name origin
Ally \a(l)-ly\ as a girl's name is of Old English, Greek and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ally is "noble, bright; man's defender; noble, exalted". Ally is a variant of Alberta (Old English): feminine of Albert. Also a variant of Alexandra (Greek): seldom used in the English-speaking world before the 20th century. Ally is also used as a variant of Alice (Old German) and Alison (Old German), Allie.
Ally is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#34333 out of 88799, Top 39%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ally for girls. Ally reached its highest rank of #417 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ally and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ellie (#55), Alexandra (#92), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Alison (#289), Ally (#736), Ali and Alberta. (2014 statistics).
Ally▼ is also pronounced similarly to Aalya, Aila, Ailey, Ailli, Alah, Alea, Alia▲, Aliya▼, Aliye, Allia, Aloe, Alya, Ayla▲, Eily, Ella▲, Elly, Illa, Olla, Ulla, Ulli, Wally and Willy. Other suggested similar baby names are Al, Alby, Alfy, Alle, Allfy, Allyn, Allys, Alvy and Arly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ally.