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What does Tally mean?

Tally Pronunciation of Tally [tal-ly] as a girls' name. Diminutive of Talia (Hebrew) "heaven's dew" or a respelling of Sally.

Associated with: heaven, dew (water).


Tally has 3 variants: Tallee, Talley and Tallie.

Related girl names: Talicia, Tallulah and Thalia.

7 more different relations via Sally, Talia: Sal, Sallee, Salley, Sallie, Tahlia, Taliah and Talya.

Creative forms:
(female) Taly, Tealy, ..

(male) Tallym, Talta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tally Mariel (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tally?

Tally is a rare given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#12673 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Tally (outside Top 2000) are Sallie, Sally (#1139 a year ago), Tahlia (#1629), Talia (#284), Taliah (#1554), Tallulah (#1457), Talya (#1951) and Thalia (#792). Other forms, like Sallee, are uncommon. These forms of Tally were at the peak of their popularity 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.32%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.11%, 64.7%), with versions such as Sally becoming less in vogue. Talia is the most chic baby name in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sallie, Sally, Tahlia, Talia, Taliah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tallulah, Talya, Thalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sally, Tahlia, Talia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tally is pronounced similarly to Talea, Taleah, Tali, Talie, Tallia, Tallya, Tayla, Teela, Tilley, Tilli, Tilly, Tola, Toolya, Toulya, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tully, Twila, Twilla, Twyla, Twylla, Tyla and Tylee. Other recommended names are Ally, Bailly, Bayly, Cally, Carly, Cilly, Colly, Daly, Dolly, Elly, Gilly, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kaly, Karly, Laily, Lally, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Molly, Nelly, Pauly, Polly, Tabby, Tacey, Tacy, Tal, Talma, Tamlyn, Tammy, Tandy, Tansy, Tavy, Tawny, Taylyn, Teall, Tealle, Truly, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tally.

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