What does Ally mean?
Ally [al-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 version 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.
Ally has 42 more different relations 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.Creative forms:
(female) Adly, Alaly, ..
(male) Allai, Allo, .. Middle name pairings:
Ally Marjorie (A.M.), ..
How popular is Ally?
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)
Ally was first listed in 1993 and reached its peak position of #417 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is presently at #869. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Aili, Ala, Alberta, Alex (#1290 from recent data), Alexa (#32), Alexandra (#101), Alexi, Ali (#1278), Alica, Alice (#87), Alisa (#1037), Alise, Alison (#338), Alix, Alla, Alli, Allice, Allie (#255), Allyson (#359), Allyssa, Alyce, Alys, Alysa, Alyse (#1689), Elli, Ellie (#47), Elsa (#487) and Lexy are the prominent related forms of Ally (#869 from recent data). Usage of these relations of Ally reached its most widespread 135 years ago (median #1582) and is somewhat lower today (#1374, ▼31%). Alice has been the most well-known version, though Alexa is now more frequently used, while versions like Alberta are now somewhat dated.
Ally is pronounced similarly to Ailee, Ailli, Alaia▲, Alaya▲, Alayah▲, Aleea, Alia▲, Aliyah▲, Aliye, Alliah, Alya, Ayala, Eiley, Eily, Elia, Ila▼, Illia, Iola▼, Olia, Olla, Ollie▼, Ula, Yolley, Yula and Yulla. Other suggested similar names are Abby▼, Addy, Ady, Aggy, Agy, Ailyn, Alby, Alda▼, Alfa, Alfi, Alfy (see Alfreda), Allfy, Allma, Allyda, Allyn, Allyna, Allynn, Allysa, Alta▼, Alva▼, Alvy, Alyx, Amaly, Amey, Arely▲, Arla, Arley, Arly, Arlyn, Billy, Cally, Daly, Delly, Dolly▼, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Jilly, Joly, Jully, July, Kally, Kaly, Kelly▼, Lilly▲, Lily▲, Molly, Nelly, Sally▼ and Vally. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ally.See names in meaning and etymology.