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Meaning and name origin
Philly \ph(il)-ly\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Philly), is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philly is "horse lover". Philly is a variant of Philip (Greek); biblical: one of the 12 apostles.
Philly is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Philly and its source form. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Philip. (2015 statistics).
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