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What does Wally mean?

Wally Pronunciation of Wally [wal-ly] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Wally). Short form of names such as Walter and Wallace. Actors Wally Shawn, Wally Cox.

Variations

10 relations via Wallace, Walter: Walder, Wallach, Wallas, Wallie, Wallis, Walsh, Walt, Wat, Welch and Welsh.

Creative forms:
(male) Walby, Walley, ..

(female) Waldy, Wallow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wally Kobe (W.K.), ..

How popular is Wally?

Wally is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1191 out of 1220, Top 98%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#40139 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wally was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #677 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wally name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Wallace (#1201 via latest list), Wallie, Walt and Walter (#308) are the prominent related forms of Wally. Other forms, like Wat, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Wally was at its peak during the years 1880-1889 (median #1197) and has become significantly lower since (#1501, down 96.1%), with forms such as Wallace becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wally, Wallace, Wallie, Walt, Walter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wally is alike in pronunciation to Alley, Aly, Elli, Eloy, Ely, Illya, Olley, Wiley, Willey, Willi, Willie, Willy and Wylie. Other recommended names are Baily, Baxly, Bayly, Billy, Caily, Carly, Cully, Daily, Daly, Early, Farly, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Hanly, Harly, Hawly, Hilly, Kelly, Manly, Marly, Oakly, Pauly, Radly, Rawly, Rolly, Sully, Tully, Wadley, Wadly, Wakely, Wald, Waldi, Waldo, Walid, Waller, Walwyn, Warley, Way, Welby, Wellby, Wells, Wesly, Will and Wills. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wally.


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