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What does Tilley mean?

Tilley Pronunciation of Tilley as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Tilley means "mighty in battle". Tilley is an alternate spelling of Tilda (Old German): diminutive of Matilda.


ASSOCIATED WITH mighty (strong), battle


VARIANTS Tilly, Tillie

RELATIONS VIA TILDA Thilde, Tildie, Tildy



Tilley Angelique (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tilley?

Tilley is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#2143 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Tilda, Tillie and Tilly (#1657 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are the popular varying forms of Tilley (NOT RANKED). Other variants, like Tildy, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Tilley was at its peak a century ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and is now much lower. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tilda, Tillie, Tilly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tilda, Tilly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tilley is pronounced similarly to Talea, Talie, Tallee, Talley, Tallia, Tallie, Tally, Tallya, Tilli, Tulla, Tullia, Tully, Twilla and Tylee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ailey, Alley, Bailley, Billee, Billey, Billy, Calley, Cilly, Dolley, Eiley, Emilley (see Emily), Gilly, Halley, Hille, Hillery, Hilly, Holley, Jilly, Kalley, Kelley, Kiley, Lilley, Lilly, Mille, Millee, Milly, Molley, Nelley, Polley, Reilley, Riley, Ripley, Salley, Sisley, Tealle, Teill, Teille, Tilde, Timmey, Trilbey, Trillby, Truley, Tyller, Valley, Willy and Yolley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tilley.

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