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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Philip in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Philly is also pronounced similarly to Philo. Another suggested similar baby name is Phil. These names tend to be more commonly used than Philly.


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