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What does Tally mean?

Tally Pronunciation of Tally as a girls' name. Diminutive of Talia (Hebrew) "heaven's dew" or a respelling of Sally. Also form of Talicia. Also form of Tallulah. Also form of Thalia.


ASSOCIATED WITH heaven, dew (water)


VARIANTS Tallee, Talley, Tallie

OTHER FORMS VIA SALLY, TALIA Sal, Sallee, Salley, Sallie, Tahlia, Taliah, Talya

(female) Taly, ..

(male) Talta, ..

Tally Tahlia (T.T.), ..

How popular is Tally?

Tally is a rare given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#12673 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Tally (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Sallie, Sally (#1211 A YEAR AGO), Tahlia (#1839), Talia (#333), Taliah (#1899), Tallulah (#1281), Talya and Thalia (#763). Other forms, like Sallee, are uncommon. These forms of Tally were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.45%) and have become significantly less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.11%, 74.5%), with versions such as Sally becoming less in vogue. Talia and Tallulah are two of the more chic baby names in this list. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sallie, Sally, Tahlia, Talia, Taliah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tallulah, Talya, Thalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sally, Tahlia, Talia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tally is pronounced similarly to Tahlia, Talea, Taleah, Tali, Taliah, Talie, Tallia, Tallya, Talya, Teela, Tilley, Tilli, Tola, Toolya, Toulya, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tully, Twila, Twilla, Twylla, Tyla and Tylee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Bailly, Bayly, Cally, Carly, Cilly, Colly, Daly, Dolly, Elly, Gilly, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kaly, Karly, Laily, Lally, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Molly, Nelly, Pauly, Polly, Tabby, Tacey, Tacy, Tal, Talma, Tamlyn, Tammy, Tandy, Tansy, Tavy, Tawny, Taylyn, Teall, Tealle, Truly, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tally.