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What does Bly mean?

Bly Pronunciation of Bly [bly] as a boys' name is of Irish, Gaelic and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Bly is "descendant of Blighe". Transferred use of the surname, an anglicized form of an Irish Gaelic name. Blighe is probably derived from Old Norse Blígr, meaning "to gaze".

Related boy name: Bligh.

Associated with: irish, norse, surname, old.


Creative forms:
(male) Blyn, Boly, ..

(female) Blia, Blie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bly Pierre (B.P.), ..

How popular is Bly?

Bly is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6631 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bly has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Bly is alike in pronunciation to Blais. Other recommended names are Aly, Bay, Ely and Sly. Like Bly, these names are not commonly used.

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