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Tilli

What does Tilli mean?

Tilli Pronunciation of Tilli [tilli] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Tilli is "mighty in battle". Tilli is a variant form of Matilda (Old German).

Associated with: mighty (strong), battle.

Variations

Tilli has 2 variants: Tillie and Tilly.

4 more relations via Matilda: Tilda, Tilde, Tildie and Tildy.

Creative forms:
(female) Talli, Tili, ..

(male) Tilji, Tillis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tilli Milah (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tilli?

Tilli is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#83301 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Matilda (#535 via latest list), Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly are the prominent varying forms of Tilli (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Tildy, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Tilli reached its peak in the 1880s (adoption of 0.2%) and has become significantly lower since, with forms such as Tillie becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matilda, Tilda, Tillie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Matilda, Tilda, Tilde, Tilly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tilli is alike in pronunciation to Tahlia, Talea, Tali, Talie, Tallee, Talley, Tallia, Tallie, Tally, Tallya, Talya, Tayla, Teela, Tilley, Tola, Toolia, Toulia, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tulya, Twila, Twylla and Tylee. Other recommended names are Aili, Ailli, Alli, Billi, Calli, Celli, Cili, Delli, Dilli, Dolli, Elli, Halli, Holli, Jilli, Kalli, Kelli, Lili, Lilli, Melli, Milli, Molli, Nelli, Polli, Salli, Teill, Teille, Tekli, Tiani, Timmi, Tippi, Tzili, Ulli and Valli. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tilli.

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