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What does Milly mean?

Milly Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: greek, old english, priest (monk), bee, honey (beautiful), gentle, strength, brave.


Milly has 9 variants: Mali, Malia, Meelia, Melia, Mellie, Melly, Millee, Milli and Millie.

14 more relations via Amelia, Camilla, Emily, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent: Amaly, Emelly, Emely, Emiley, Emilla, Emille, Emilley, Emilly, Mel, Milka, Milla, Mille, Milzie and Missy.

Creative forms:
(female) Milmy, Myly, ..

(male) Mile, Millo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Milly Ellie (M.E.), ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milly name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Milly outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milly, Amelia, Camilla, Emely, Emily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Melia, Melissa, Mellie, Mildred in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milla, Millicent, Millie, Missy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Emily, Melissa, Milla, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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