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What does Tillie mean?

Tillie Pronunciation of Tillie [tillie] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Tillie is "mighty in battle". Tillie is an alternate form of Matilda (Old German). Tillie is also a form of Tilda (Old German).

Associated with: mighty (strong), battle.


Tillie has 3 variants: Tilley, Tilli and Tilly.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Tilie, Tilla, ..

(male) Tilghe, Tilhoe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tillie Chandler (T.C.), ..

How popular is Tillie?

Tillie is a very prominent first name for females (#1079 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#44574 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tillie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #167 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Matilda (#535 the previous year), Tilda, Tilde and Tilly are the popular varying forms of Tillie appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Tillie was more pronounced a century ago (median #954) and has become significantly reduced since (#1707, 86.3% less usage).

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

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

Similar Names

Tillie is alike in pronunciation to Tahlia, Tali, Talia, Talie, Tallee, Talley, Tallia, Tallie, Tally, Tallya, Toolia, Toulia, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tully, Twilla and Tylee. Other suggested similar names are Ailie, Ailli, Aillie, Aillin, Allie, Baillie, Billee, Billi, Billie, Billye, Callie, Cellie, Collie, Dilli, Ellie, Emillie, Fillis, Haillie, Hallie, Hildie, Hille, Hillie, Hollie, Jilli, Jillie, Jullie, Kallie, Kellie, Lilie, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie, Lollie, Maillie, Millee, Millie, Milzie, Mollie, Nellie, Ollie, Sallie, Silkie, Silvie, Tealle, Teill, Teille, Thalia, Thalie, Tibbie, Tiffie, Timmie, Tinie, Tippie, Trilbie, Vallie, Wallie and Willie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tillie.

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