What does Philly mean?
Philly /phil-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 an alternate form, with the suffix -y, of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.
Associated with: greek.
(male) Phillo, Phily, ..
(female) Philla, Philta, ..
How popular is Philly?
Philly is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Philly is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Philly and related names. Prominent variation forms of Philly (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Phil, Philip (#389 in 2014), Phillip (#391) and Phillips. These relations of Philly reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (average #538) and have become significantly less popular since (#1195, 86% less usage), with forms like Phil becoming less in vogue. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Philly is alike in pronunciation to Philo. Other suggested similar names are Baily, Billy▼, Birly, Brily (see Briley), Brinly, Caily, Charly, Chesly, Chill, Cully, Daily, Gridly (see Gridley), Haily (see Haley), Hilly, Kelly▼, Linly, Paisley, Paley, Pall, Pauly, Peall, Pealle, Peasly, Pell, Penley, Penly, Phelan, Phelim, Phelps, Phipps, Phips (see Phipps), Poll, Presly, Reilly, Ridly (see Ridley), Riply (see Ripley), Risly (see Risley), Rolly, Scully, Shelly, Sicilly (see Sicily), Skelly, Sully, Tully, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Philly.