Meaning and name origin
Milly \m(il)-ly\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Old German, Greek, Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Milly is "rival, eager work; helper to the priest; bee; honey; gentle strength; brave strength". Milly is a variant of Amelia (Latin, Old German); blend of two medieval names: the Latin Emilia (see Emily) and the Latin German Amalia, meaning "work". Also a variant of Camilla (Latin): feminine of the old Roman family name Camillus, of obscure origin. Milly is also used as a variant of Melissa (Greek), Mildred (Old English) and Millicent (Old French).
Milly is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3786 out of 4276, Top 89%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#55433 out of 88799, Top 62%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Milly and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emily (#7), Amelia (#15), Melissa (#224), Malia (#345), Camilla (#364), Millie (#505), Millicent, Mellie and Mildred. (2014 statistics).
Milly is also pronounced similarly to Mally, Mella, Melli, Mila▲, Milla, Molley, Molli and Molly▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Billy▼, Cilly, Gilly, Hilly, Jilly, Lilly▲, Mille, Moll, Tilly and Willy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Milly.