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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bally

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective bally
an informal intensifier.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Informal intensifiers ("what a bally (or blinking) nuisance")

Alteration of bloody

Notable Persons Named Bally

Bally was born on September 14th, 1922. She passed away on March 20th, 1982.


Bally Smart is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Milton Keynes Dons F.C., PAE Kerkyra, Charlton Athletic F.C., Skonto FC, and South Africa national under-20 football team. Bally was born on April 27th, 1989 in Polokwane.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bally

Charles was born on February 4th, 1865 in Geneva. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 1947.


Etienne was born on April 17th, 1923.



William was born in 1799. He died in 1856.


D was born on January 29th, 1809. He breathed his last breath on May 2nd, 1884.


Maxime was born on October 22nd, 1986.


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Popularity of Bally as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bally U.S.
  White 79.40% 64.26%
  African American 9.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bally

People with the last name Bally are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bally

  • How Popular is the name Bally? As a last name Bally was the 48,800th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bally first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bally is Wednesday, March 27th, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Bally? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bally. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bally: Your name in reverse order is Yllab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lalyb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bally? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 432 people with the last name Bally.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bally? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bally as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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