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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 has 9 variant forms: Mali, Malia, Meelia, Melia, Mellie, Melly, Millee, Milli, Millie.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Camilla, Emily, Malia, Melissa, Mellie, Mildred, Millicent, Millie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.