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Meaning and name origin
Elly \e(l)-ly\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Elly is "other, foreign; sun ray". Elly is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. Also a variant of Ella (Old German): originally a short form of names containing ali (compare Eleanor). Elly is also used as a variant of Ellen (Greek) and Ellie
Elly is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2802 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elly for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elly and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor, Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Elly and Helen. (2015 statistics).
Elly is also pronounced similarly to Aley, Alley, Alli, Ally, Eila, Eiley, Eily, Elah, Eli, Elia, Eula, Illa, Olla, Ulla, Ulli, Wally and Willy. Other suggested similar baby names are El, Elle, Ellyn, Elsy and Elvy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elly.
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