What 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 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]
How 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)
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.