Telly

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
185
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Telly mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Telly

"Telly" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Best". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen ("the British call a tv set a telly")
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  1. Television.
    Not much on tonight, as usual!
  2. A television set.
    We've got a new flat-screen .

Notable Persons Named Telly

Telly Savalas was an actor. His career lasted from 1950 to 1994. Telly was given the name Aristotelis Savalas on January 21st, 1922 in Garden City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on January 22nd, 1994.

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Telly Leung is an actor, singer, songwriter, and singing. Telly was born on January 3rd, 1980 in New York City, New York.

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Telly Monster is a fictional character. Telly is also known as Telly and The Television Monster.

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He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Telly was given the name William Telly Blackwood in 1975 in Modesto, California, US. Telly is also known as Leatherface, Face, Facemon, and OTH.

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How popular is the baby name Telly in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 5 0 5
1968 8 0 8
1969 5 5 0
1972 7 0 7
1973 48 7 41
1974 311 18 293
1975 296 19 277
1976 220 13 207
1977 148 12 136
1978 67 8 59
1979 24 0 24
1980 22 0 22
1981 18 0 18
1982 18 0 18
1983 15 0 15
1984 10 0 10
1985 12 0 12
1986 9 0 9
1989 6 0 6
1990 9 0 9
1991 5 0 5
1992 8 0 8
1993 18 0 18
1994 17 0 17
1995 18 0 18
1996 13 0 13
1997 22 0 22
1998 22 0 22
1999 13 0 13
2000 24 0 24
2001 19 0 19
2002 15 0 15
2003 10 0 10
2004 8 0 8
2005 16 0 16
2006 12 0 12
2007 9 0 9
2008 7 0 7
2009 7 0 7
2010 5 0 5
2011 14 0 14
2012 9 0 9
2013 7 0 7
2014 7 0 7
2015 10 0 10
2016 6 0 6
2017 9 0 9

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Popularity of Telly as a first name

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Popularity of Telly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Telly U.S.
  White 38.92% 64.26%
  African American 15.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 44.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Telly

People with the last name Telly are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Telly

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  • How Popular is the name Telly? Telly is the 7,858th most popular name of all time. As a last name Telly was the 98,099th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Telly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,588 babies born with the first name Telly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Telly to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Telly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Telly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Telly is Sunday, May 12th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Telly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Telly was in 1974 with a total of 293 babies.
  • Random Telly Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Telly is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Telly: Your name in reverse order is Yllet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ellyt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Telly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 185 people with the last name Telly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Telly? Telly is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.