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Meaning and name origin

Tillie \t(il)-lie\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Tillie is "mighty in battle". Tillie is a variant of Matilda (Old German): william the Conqueror's Queen Matilda (11th century) brought the name to Britain, when it was pronounced "maud". Also a variant of Tilda: short form of Matilda (Old German) "mighty in battle".


Tillie has 3 variant forms: Tilley, Tilli, Tilly.


Tillie is a very popular first name for females (#1079 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#36656 out of 88799, Top 41%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tillie for girls. Tillie reached its highest rank of #167 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tillie name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tillie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Matilda (#583), Tilly, Tilda and Tillie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Matilda, Tilda, Tillie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tillie is also pronounced similarly to Talie, Tallee, Tallia, Tallie and Tullia. Other suggested similar baby names are Aillie, Billie, Gillie, Jillie, Lillie, Millie, Teille, Thalie, Tildie and Willie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tillie.