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What does Wally mean?

Wally Pronunciation of Wally as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Wally). Short form of names such as Walter and Wallace. Actors Wally Shawn, Wally Cox.



RELATIONS VIA WALLACE, WALTER Walder, Wallach, Wallas, Wallie, Wallis, Walsh, Walt, Wat, Welch, Welsh

(male) Walby, ..

(female) Waldy, ..

Wally Neel (W.N.), ..

How popular is Wally?

Wally is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1191 out of 1220, Top 98%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#40139 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Wally was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #677 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Wallace (#879 VIA LATEST LIST), Wallie, Walt and Walter (#271) are the prominent related forms of Wally. Other forms, like Wat, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Wally was at its peak during the years 1880-1889 (MEDIAN #1197) and has become significantly lower since (#1430, DOWN 95.1%), with forms such as Wallace becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wally, Wallace, Wallie, Walt, Walter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wally is alike in pronunciation to Alley, Aly, Elli, Eloy, Ely, Illya, Olley, Wallie, Wiley, Willey, Willi, Willie, Willy and Wylie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Baily, Baxly, Bayly, Billy, Caily, Carly, Cully, Daily, Daly, Early, Farly, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Hanly, Harly, Hawly, Hilly, Kelly, Manly, Marly, Oakly, Pauly, Radly, Rawly, Rolly, Sully, Tully, Wadley, Wadly, Wakely, Wald, Waldi, Waldo, Walid, Wallas, Waller, Wallis, Walsh, Walt, Walwyn, Warley, Way, Welby, Wellby, Wells, Wesly, Will and Wills. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wally.