Milly - girls name

Milly name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Milly name meaning:

The name Milly is primarily a diminutive form of the name Millicent. Millicent is derived from the Old English elements "mill," meaning "gentle" or "gracious," and "cent," which signifies "brave" or "strong." As a result, the name Milly carries the combined meaning of being both gentle and brave or strong. Milly is often associated with qualities such as kindness, compassion, and resilience.

The name Milly can also be seen as a variation of the more popular name Emily, which has Germanic origins and means "industrious" or "eager." This connection adds a sense of hard work and determination to the name Milly. Those named Milly are often thought to possess a sweet and caring nature, as well as a strong sense of determination to overcome challenges and succeed.

With its mix of gentle and strong qualities, the name Milly encompasses a range of positive attributes and suggests a person who is both emotionally sensitive and mentally resilient, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that reflects these qualities.

Origin: English

Form of Mildred. Mild strength.


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Related names

Mildred , Mildread, Millie , Milly

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Overall UK ranking: 581 out of 5581

67 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Milly

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