Ally - girls name

Ally name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Ally name meaning:

The name "Ally" is typically used as a nickname or short form of the name "Alison" or "Alexandra." As a standalone name, Ally is of English origin and is often given to girls. However, when considering it as a name for a boy, it can be seen as a gender-neutral name. The meaning of the name Ally can vary depending on its original form. For instance, "Alison" is derived from the Germanic elements "adal" meaning "noble" and "ison" meaning "son of," suggesting a noble son. On the other hand, "Alexandra" is of Greek origin and means "defender of mankind" or "protector."

When used as a boy's name, Ally may reflect characteristics such as strength, nobility, protection, or defending qualities. It can also convey a sense of gender inclusivity and breaking away from traditional gender norms. Ultimately, the meaning of the name Ally will be subjective and can be influenced by personal interpretations or cultural contexts.

Origin: Celtic

Diminutive of Alan: Harmony, stone, or noble. Also fair, handsome. Originally a saint's name, it was reintroduced to Britain during the Norman Conquest, remained popular throughout the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century.

Related names

Alan , Ailean, Ailin, Aland, Alao, Alen , Alin , Allayne, Allen , Alleyn, Alleyne, Allin, Ally , Alon, Alyn

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Ally

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