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What does Colly mean?

Colly Pronunciation of Colly as a name for girls is of Gaelic and Latin derivation, and the name Colly means "girl, wench; dove". Colly is an alternate form of Colleen (Gaelic): from "cailín". Colly is also a variant of Columba (Latin): Saint Columba.




VARIANTS Collie, Coley

RELATIONS VIA COLLEEN, COLUMBA Coe, Coel, Coleen, Colena, Colene, Coline, Collena, Collene, Collina, Colline

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How popular is Colly?

Colly is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#118236 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Coleen, Colene, Colleen and Collie are the prominent alternative forms of Colly (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Collene, are uncommon. These forms of Colly reached the peak of their popularity 58 years ago (AVERAGE #1150), but now, forms like Coleen have become less stylish. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coleen, Colene, Colleen, Collie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Colly is alike in pronunciation to Caela, Caila, Cailey, Calee, Cali, Calie, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callia, Callie, Cally, Cayley, Chelo, Kaley, Kalla, Kalley, Kealy, Keely, Kelley, Kelli, Kelly, Kellye, Kiley and Kyley. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Billy, Carly, Celli, Cilla, Cilly, Coady, Codey, Cody, Cole, Collet, Collis, Conny, Coraly, Cordy, Corey, Corley, Corly, Corry, Cory, Delly, Dolly, Elly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Joelly, Joely, Joly, Jully, Lally, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Polly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colly.

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