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pinWhat does Elly mean?

Elly /el-ly/ as a name for girls is of Old German and Greek origin, and the name Elly means "other, foreign; sun ray". Elly is an alternate spelling of Eleanor (Old French, Old German) with the suffix -y. Elly is also a form of Ella (Old German). Elly is also used as a form of Ellen (Greek), Ellie and Helen (Greek).


Elly has 6 variants: Alla, Ela, Ellee, Elli, Ellia and Ili.

Elly has 31 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Helen: El, Elan, Elana, Elayne, Elen, Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elenyi, Elin, Ellan, Elle, Elleen, Ellena, Ellene, Ellin, Ellina, Ellon, Ellyn, Elna, Elon, Elora, Elyn, Elynn, Hella, Ilka, Nell, Nelle, Nelley, Nelli and Nelly.

Kreatif forms: Eleu, Euelly, Euly. [more]

pinHow popular is Elly?

Elly is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2802 out of 4276, Top 66%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#88461 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Elly and affiliated names. Elayne, Eleanor (#78 via latest list), Elena (#121), Elin (#733), Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elna, Helen (#404), Nell, Nelle and Nelly are the popular variation forms of Elly (unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Elly reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.511%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.426%, 16.6%), but with the versions Ellen, Elna, Helen, Nell and Nelle becoming somewhat outmoded. Eleanor, Elena, Elin, Ella, Elle and Ellie, and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for Eleanor, Ella and Ellie. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Elin, Ella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Elna, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nell, Nelle, Nelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elin, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie outside U.S.

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Elly is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Ailey, Aili, Alah, Alea, Ali, Aliya, Aliye, Ally, Ayla, Eila, Eily, Elah, Eli, Elia, Eulia, Illia, Olia, Olla, Ula, Ulli, Willa, Yolley, Yula and Yulla. Other suggested similar baby names are Cally, Elka, Ellsey, Ellyza, Elody, Elsy, Elvy, Evy, Molly and Tilly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elly.