What does Milly mean?
Milly \m(il)-ly\ as a name for girls. Milly's name origins are Latin, Old German, 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 a form of Amelia (Latin, Old German). Milly is also a form of Camilla (Latin): feminine of the old Roman family name Camillus. Milly is also used as a variant of Emily (Latin), Melissa (Greek), Mildred (Old English) and Millicent (Old French).
Milly has 14 more related variations via Amelia, Camilla, Emily, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent: Amaly, Emelly, Emely▲, Emiley, Emilla, Emille, Emilley, Emilly, Mel, Milka, Milla, Mille, Milzie and Missy▼.
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 (#55433 out of 88799, Top 62%). (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 (#unlisted). These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are almost as popular today, 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.