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What does Gilly mean?

Gilly Pronunciation of Gilly [gilly] as a girls' name. Pet form of Gillian, possibly influenced by the flower name gillyflower.

Affiliated girl name: Gilberte.

Associated with: flower.


5 relations via Gillian: Gilian, Gill, Gillan, Gillie and Jillyan.

Creative forms:
(female) Gally, Gillia, ..

(male) Gillo, Gillyr, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gilly Aubrey (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gilly?

Gilly is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#32529 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Gilly (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Gillian (#1733 via latest list) and Gillie. Other forms, like Jillyan, are uncommon. These relations of Gilly were at the peak of their popularity in the year 1999 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the version Gillian becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gillian, Gillie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gilly is alike in pronunciation to Gaila, Gala, Galea, Galia, Galla, Gallia, Gallya, Galya, Gayla, Gaylla, Geila, Geiliya, Gilah, Gilia, Giliah, Giliya and Giliyah. Other recommended names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gaill, Gila, Gilda, Ginny, Gipsy, Giula, Goldy, Gull, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lily, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gilly.

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