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What does Colly mean?

Colly Pronunciation of Colly [col-ly] as a name for girls is of Gaelic and Latin derivation, and the name Colly means "girl, wench; dove". Colly is an alternate form of Colleen (Gaelic): from "cailín". Colly is also a variant of Columba (Latin): Saint Columba.

Associated with: gaelic.


Colly has 2 variants: Coley and Collie.

10 more relations via Colleen, Columba: Coe, Coel, Coleen, Colena, Colene, Coline, Collena, Collene, Collina and Colline.

Creative forms:
(female) Coli, Coly, ..

(male) Cola, Collya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colly Chanel (C.C.), ..

How popular is Colly?

Colly is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#118236 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Coleen, Colene, Colleen (#1825 from recent data) and Collie are the prominent alternative forms of Colly (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Collene, are uncommon. These forms of Colly reached the peak of their popularity 55 years ago (average #1150) and are now significantly less common, with forms like Coleen becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coleen, Colene, Colleen, Collie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Colly and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Colly is alike in pronunciation to Caela, Caila, Cailey, Calee, Cali, Calie, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callia, Callie, Cally, Cayley, Chelo, Kaley, Kalla, Kalley, Kealy, Keely, Kelley, Kelli, Kelly, Kellye, Kiley and Kyley. Other recommended names are Ally, Billy, Carly, Celli, Cilla, Cilly, Coady, Codey, Cody, Cole, Collet, Collis, Conny, Coraly, Cordy, Corey, Corley, Corly, Corry, Cory, Delly, Dolly, Elly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Joelly, Joely, Joly, Jully, Lally, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Polly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colly.

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