What does Milly mean?
Milly /mil-ly/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Milly's name origins are Latin, Greek, Old English and Old French, and the meaning of Milly is "rival, eager work; helper to the priest; rival; laborious; eager; bee; honey; gentle strength; brave strength". Milly is an alternate form of Amelia (Latin, Old German). Milly is also a form of Camilla (Latin). Milly is also used as a variant of Emily (Latin), Melissa (Greek), Mildred (Old English) and Millicent (Old French).
How popular is Milly?
Milly is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3786 out of 4276, Top 89%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Milly and related names. Amelia (#15 the previous year), Camilla (#364), Emely (#415), Emily (#7), Malia (#345), Melissa (#224), Mellie, Mildred, Milla, Millicent, Millie (#505) and Missy are the popular varying forms of Milly (outside Top 1000). Forms like Emilley are uncommon. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4586%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4271%, ▼6.9%), but with the versions Mellie, Mildred, Millicent and Missy becoming less in vogue. The most trendy baby names among these are Amelia (#15), Camilla (#364), Emily (#7), Melissa (#224) and Millie (#505), with these names enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Milly is pronounced similarly to Mally, Mella, Melli, Mila▲, Molley, Molli and Molly▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Billy▼, Cilly, Gilly, Hilly, Jilly, Lilly▲, Moll, Tilly and Willy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Milly.