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Philly meaning and name origin
Philly \ph(il)-ly\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Philly), has the meaning "horse lover" and is a variant of Philip (Greek), biblical: one of the 12 apostles.
Philly is also pronounced similarly to Philo. Another suggested similar baby name is Phil.
Popularity of Philly
Philly is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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