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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Philly and related names. Prominent variation forms of Philly (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000 are Phil, Philip (#389 in 2014) and Phillip (#391). These relations of Philly reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (average #146) and have become significantly less popular since (#593, 52% less), with the forms Phil, Philip and Phillip becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Philly is alike in pronunciation to Philo. Other suggested similar baby names are Billy▼, Chill, Hilly, Pal, Paley, Pali, Pall, Paolo, Pauel, Paul, Pauli, Paulie, Paulo, Pauly, Pawel, Peal, Peale, Peall, Pealle, Peel, Peele, Pelayo, Peleh, Pell, Pol, Poll, Poul, Powel, Powell, Reilly, Shelly, Willy and hildy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Philly.