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What does Joly mean?

Joly Pronunciation of Joly as a girls' name is of French derivation, and Joly means "pretty". Joly is an alternate form of Jolie (French): actress Angelina Jolie.

ASSOCIATED WITH Jo-, pretty (beautiful)


VARIANTS Joli, Joley, Joleigh, Jolee




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How popular is Joly?

Joly is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#19232 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Joly (NOT IN TOP 2000) are Jolee (#1926 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Jolie (#751). Other forms, like Joely, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Joly reached its most widespread 7 years ago (AVERAGE #1154) and is almost as conventional today. Jolie is the most chic birth name here. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jolee, Jolie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joly is pronounced similarly to Gelya, Jalea, Jayla, Jeyla, Jilli, Jilly, Joela, Joella, Joelly, Jola, Jooley, Joolie, Julee, Juley, Juli, Julia, Julie, Jully and July. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Colly, Corly, Daly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Holly, Jacy, Jady, Jalyn, Jay, Jery, Jey, Jil, Jill, Jo, Joan, Jobey, Jobi, Joby, Joci, Joclyn, Joda, Jodey, Jodi, Jody, Joell, Joey, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jolan, Jolin, Jolyn, Jolyna, Jolynn, Jonay, Jone, Joni, Jorey, Jori, Josey, Joslyn, Josy, Joy, Joye, Jozlyn, Judy, Jyl, Jyll, Kaly, Lily, Lolly, Molly and Polly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joly.

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