Tilly - girls name

Tilly name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Tilly name meaning:

The name Tilly is often regarded as a diminutive form of the name Matilda. Matilda is derived from the Germanic elements "maht" meaning "might, strength" and "hild" meaning "battle." Therefore, Tilly can be interpreted as "mighty in battle" or "strong in combat."

The name Tilly has a charming and approachable quality, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a sweet and friendly name for their daughter. It exudes a sense of strength and resilience, which can be seen as a positive attribute for a young girl. Tilly also has a playful and youthful vibe, making it suitable for girls of all ages.

Overall, the name Tilly carries a sense of power and femininity, combining strength with a touch of sweetness. It is a name that can inspire confidence and leave a lasting impression on those who encounter it.

Origin: English

From Tilden or Matilda.


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Overall UK ranking: 162 out of 5581

315 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (187)

Historical popularity of Tilly

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