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What does Tilli mean?

Tilli Pronunciation of Tilli as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Tilli is "mighty in battle". Tilli is a variant form of Matilda (Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH mighty (strong), battle


VARIANTS Tilly, Tillie

RELATIONS VIA MATILDA Tilda, Tilde, Tildie, Tildy

(female) Tili, ..

(male) Tilji, ..

Tilli Elin (T.E.), ..

How popular is Tilli?

Tilli is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#83301 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Matilda (#489 VIA LATEST LIST), Tilda, Tilde, Tillie and Tilly (#1657) are the prominent varying forms of Tilli (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Tildy, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Tilli reached its peak in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 0.3%) and has become significantly lower since, with forms such as Tillie becoming less stylish. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Tilli is alike in pronunciation to Tahlia, Talea, Tali, Talie, Tallee, Talley, Tallia, Tallie, Tally, Tallya, Talya, Tayla, Teela, Tilley, Tola, Toolia, Toulia, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tulya, Twila, Twylla and Tylee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aili, Ailli, Alli, Billi, Calli, Celli, Cili, Delli, Dilli, Dolli, Elli, Halli, Holli, Jilli, Kalli, Kelli, Lili, Lilli, Melli, Milli, Molli, Nelli, Polli, Salli, Teill, Teille, Tekli, Tiani, Timmi, Tippi, Tzili, Ulli and Valli. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tilli.

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