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What does Milly mean?

Milly Pronunciation of Milly as a name for girls is a Latin, Greek, Old English and Old French name, and the meaning of Milly is "rival, eager work; helper to the priest; rival; laborious; eager; bee; honey; gentle strength; brave strength". Milly is an alternate form of Amelia (Latin, Old German). Milly is also a form of Camilla (Latin). Milly is also used as a variant of Emily (Latin), a variant of Melissa (Greek), a variation of Mildred (Old English), and a derivative of Millicent (Old French).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, old english, priest (monk), bee, honey (beautiful), gentle, strength, brave


VARIANTS Millie, Milli, Millee, Melly, Mellie, Melia, Meelia, Malia, Mali

RELATIONS VIA AMELIA, CAMILLA, EMILY, MELISSA, MILDRED, MILLICENT Amaly, Emelly, Emely, Emiley, Emilla, Emille, Emilley, Emilly, Mel, Milka, Milla, Mille, Milzie, Missy

(female) Myly, ..

(male) Mile, ..

Milly Mary (M.M.), ..

How popular is Milly?

Milly is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3786 out of 4276, Top 89%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Milly reached its highest position of #1419 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1871 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Amelia (#8 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Camilla (#302), Emely (#485), Emily (#12), Malia (#254), Melia (#1968), Melissa (#297), Mellie, Mildred, Milla, Millicent (#1730), Millie (#304) and Missy are the popular varying forms of Milly (#1871). Other forms, like Milka, are uncommon. These forms of Milly reached the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (USAGE OF 2.12%) and are somewhat less conventional today (USAGE 1.57%, 26%), with versions like Mellie becoming less in vogue. Emily has generally been a favorite of parents, though Amelia is currently the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milly, Amelia, Camilla, Emely, Emily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Melia, Melissa, Mellie, Mildred in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milla, Millicent, Millie, Missy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Emily, Melissa, Milla, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Milly is pronounced similarly to Maillie, Mala, Malea, Mallie, Mally, Mela, Mella, Melli, Melya, Mila, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Mollie, Molly and Myla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lily, Lolly, Micky, Milke, Mindy, Minny, Minty, Mirla, Misty, Mitzy, Moll, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Milly.

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