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Meaning and name origin

Till \t(i)-ll\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Till is "people's ruler". Variant of Theodoric. The German legends about Till Eulenspiegel were the inspiration for a tone poem by Richard Strauss.


Till has 3 variant forms: Thilo, Tillman and Tilmann.


Till is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7936 out of 88799, Top 9%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Till and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Tillman. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Till and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Till is also pronounced similarly to Tahl and Tal. Other suggested similar baby names are Bill, Gill, Hill, Sill, Teilo, Tully and Will. These names tend to be more commonly used than Till.