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Origin and Meaning of Dilly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun dil"ly
A kind of stagecoach.

Etymology: Contr. fr. diligence

noun dil"ly
something remarkable, highly unusual, or exceptionally effective; as, a dilly of a movie; when I make a mistake, it's a dilly .

dill +‎ -y

Contracted from diligence.

  1. (dated) A kind of stagecoach.

    Notable Persons Named Dilly

    Dilly Duka is a soccer player for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, NJ-LUSO Parma, Jersey Express S.C., Columbus Crew SC, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Montreal Impact, United States men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Dilly was born on September 15th, 1989 in Montville, New Jersey, United States.


    Dilly was born in 1953. Dilly is also known as Bandilly Braimoh.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dilly

    Erin was born on May 12th, 1972 in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.


    Charles was born in 1739. He left this life in 1837.


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    Popularity of Dilly as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Dilly U.S.
      White 95.51% 64.26%
      African American 1.05% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.50% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Dilly

    People with the last name Dilly are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Dilly

    • How Popular is the name Dilly? As a last name Dilly was the 34,032nd most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Dilly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dilly is Saturday, January 4th, 1873.
    • How unique is the name Dilly? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dilly. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Dilly: Your name in reverse order is Yllid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yllid. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Dilly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 668 people with the last name Dilly.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dilly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dilly as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k 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)
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