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.
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 (#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)
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)
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.