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What does Jilly mean?

Jilly Pronunciation of Jilly [jil-ly] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the name Jilly means "youthful". Jilly is a variant form of Jill (Latin): short variation of Gillian.

Associated with: youthful.


Jilly has 2 variants: Jilli and Jillie.

13 more different relations via Jill: Jil, Jilana, Jilian, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillayne, Jilleen, Jillene, Jillian, Jillyan, Jyl and Jyll.

Creative forms:
(female) Jaly, Jillee, ..

(male) Jilia, Jilja, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jilly Aiyana (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jilly?

Jilly is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Jilly is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jill and Jillian (#435 from recent data) are the popular related forms of Jilly (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Jillie, are uncommon. These relations of Jilly were favored by parents in the 1970s (average #250) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Jillian becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jill, Jillian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jilly is pronounced similarly to Giula, Jalea, Jayla, Jeyla, Jiulia, Jiuliya, Joela, Joella, Joelly, Jola, Jolee, Joley, Joli, Jolie, Joly, Jooley, Julee, Juley, Juli, Julia, Julie, Jullee, Jullia, Jullie and July. Other recommended names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jinny, 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 commonly used than Jilly.

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