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Meaning and Name Origin

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): seldom used in the English-speaking world before the 20th century. Ally is also used as a form of Alice (Old German), Alison (Old German) and Allie.


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.


Ally is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#34333 out of 88799, Top 39%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 popularity of the girl name Ally and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Ally (#736 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are 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). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in 1998 and is almost as widespread today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.