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What does Philly mean?

Philly \ph(il)-ly\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Philly). Philly's name origin is Greek, and the name Philly means "horse lover". Philly is a form of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles. An unusual birth name.


Philly has 19 related forms via Philip: Felipe, Felipo, Filep, Filip, Filippo, Fillip, Fyllip, Phil, Philipp, Philippe, Philippos, Philippus, Philips, Phillip, Phillips, Phyllip, Pilipo, Pip and Pippo.


Philly is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Philly is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Philly and related names. Prominent variation forms of Philly (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Felipe (#713 in 2014), Filip, Phil, Philip (#389) and Phillip (#391). These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Felipe, Phil, Philip and Phillip becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Felipe, Phil, Philip, Phillip in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Filip, Philip outside U.S.

Similar Names

Philly is alike in pronunciation to Philo. Like Philly, this name is not frequently used.