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Meaning and name origin
Elly \e(l)-ly\ as a girl's name has the meaning "other, foreign; sun ray" and 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): originally a variant of Helen, but now more closely associated with Eleanor. The name Elly is also a variation of Ellie
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.
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).
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