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Tilly

What does Tilly mean?

Tilly Pronunciation of Tilly [tilly] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and Tilly means "mighty in battle". Tilly is a version of Matilda (Old German). Tilly is also a derivative of Tilda (Old German).

Associated with: mighty (strong), battle.

Variations

Tilly has 3 variants: Tilley, Tilli and Tillie.

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

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

(male) Tilji, Tilta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tilly Tori (T.T.), ..

How popular is Tilly?

Tilly is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#21004 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tilly reached its highest rank of #86 in England in 2013, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Matilda (#535 a year ago), Tillie, Tilde and Tilda are the prominent varying forms of Tilly ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Tilly was widespread among parents in the 1880s (median #954) and has become much lower since (#1707, down 86%).

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

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

Similar Names

Tilly is alike in pronunciation to Talea, Talia, Talie, Tallee, Talley, Tallia, Tallie, Tally, Tallya, Tayla, Teela, Tola, Toolya, Toulya, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tully, Tulya, Twila, Twilla, Twyla, Twylla and Tylee. Other suggested similar names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lily, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Teill, Teille, Tibby, Tiffy, Tiny, Trilby, Trillby, Truly, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tilly.

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