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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 has 13 variant forms: Aili, Ailie, Aillie, Ala, Alais, Aley, Ali, Alie, Alla, Alley, Alli, Elli, Ellie.


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).

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

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

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).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Alice, Alison, Allie, Ally, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.