What does Milly mean?
Milly /mil-ly/ as a name for girls. Milly's name origins are Latin, 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 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).
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)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Milly and related names. Amelia (#15 2 years ago), 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 (outside Top 1000). Other forms, like Emilley, are uncommon. These forms of Milly reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4586%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.4271%, ▼6.9%). Emily has generally been a favorite of parents, while Malia has also become popular as well over time, and Mildred is now somewhat dated. (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.