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What does Tillie mean?

Tillie \t(il)-lie\ as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Tillie is "mighty in battle". Tillie is a form of Matilda (Old German). Tillie is also a form of Tilda (Old German).


Tillie has 3 variants: Tilley, Tilli and Tilly.

Tillie has 21 more related variations via Matilda, Tilda: Mafalda, Maffalda, Maitilde, Maltilda, Maltilde, Mat, Matelda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilde, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Thilda, Thilde, Tilde, Tildie and Tildy.


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. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Tillie for girls. Tillie reached its highest position of #167 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Tillie and corresponding names. Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilda (#583 the previous year), Matilde, Mattie (#958), Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde and Tilly are the popular varying forms of Tillie appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5485%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0353%, down 93.6%), with forms such as Mattie, Maude, Maudie, Tilda and Tillie becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mafalda, Mathilda, Mathilde, Matilda, Matilde, Mattie, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tillie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tillie is alike in pronunciation to Talie, Tallee, Tallia, Tallie and Tullia. Other suggested similar baby names are Aillie, Billie, Gillie, Jillie, Lillie, Millie, Teille, Thalie and Willie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tillie.