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Meaning and name origin
Milly \m(il)-ly\ as a girl's name has the meaning "rival, eager work; helper to the priest; bee; honey; gentle strength; brave strength" and 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), mythology: the name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she learned how to collect honey. The name Milly is also a variation of Mildred (Old English), Millicent (Old French).
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.
Milly is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3786 out of 4276) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#55433 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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