What does Milly mean?
Milly [mil-ly] as a name for girls is a Latin, Greek, Old English and Old French name, 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).
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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)
Milly reached its highest position of #1419 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Amelia (#12 the previous year), Camilla (#374), Emely (#432), Emily (#8), Malia (#313), Melia (#1667), Melissa (#253), Mellie, Mildred, Milla, Millicent, Millie (#477) and Missy are the popular varying forms of Milly. Other forms, like Milka, are uncommon. These forms of Milly reached the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 3.12%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 1.72%, ▼44.9%), with versions like Mellie becoming less in vogue. Emily has generally been a favorite of parents, though Amelia has grown popular as well over time.
Milly is pronounced similarly to Maillie, Mala, Malea, Mallie▼, Mally, Mela, Mella, Melli, Melya, Mila▲, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Mollie▼, Molly and Myla▲. Other recommended names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly▼, Eily, Elly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly▼, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly▼, Lally, Lilly▲, Lily▲, Lolly, Micky, Milke, Mindy▼, Minny, Minty, Mirla, Misty▼, Mitzy, Moll, Nelly, Philly, Polly▼, Reilly▼, Sally▼, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Milly.See names in meaning and etymology.