Tilly

First Name
951
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Tilly

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from United Kingdom
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from United Kingdom
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Kentucky, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Tilly?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tilly mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Tilly

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Tilly is of English origin and means "Mighty in war or strength in battle".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Tilly means "Strength in battle." and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from Australia says the name Tilly means "Strength in battle" and is of German origin.
Other origins: Australian

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Tilly to us below

Wiktionary

Irish tuilleadh (“more”).

  1. (Ireland) An extra product given to a customer at no additional charge; a lagniappe.

From WWII British Army usage Tilly (“name of a range of British Army vehicles”), from utility.

  1. (Britain) A small open-backed truck.

From till +‎ -y.

    Notable Persons Named Tilly

    Tilly Bagshawe is a chick lit writer. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Tilly was given the name Matilda Emily N. Bagshawe on June 12th, 1973.

    Popularity:

    She was most active from 1936 to 1946. Tilly was given the name Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine Losch on November 15th, 1903 in Vienna. Tilly is also known as Losch and Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine. She breathed her last breath on December 24th, 1975.

    Popularity:

    Tilly Fleischer was an athlete. Tilly was born on October 2nd, 1911 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She passed away on July 14th, 2005.

    Popularity:

    Tilly was born on December 17th, 1960.

    Popularity:

    Popularity:

    Tilly Aston was an educator; writer. Tilly was given the name Matilda Ann Aston on December 11th, 1873 in Carisbrook, Victoria. She left this life on November 1st, 1947.

    Popularity:

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tilly

    Jennifer Tilly is an actress and poker player. She has been prominent since 1983. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Ellen Chan on September 16th, 1958 in Harbor City, Los Angeles, United States.

    Popularity:

    Meg Tilly is an actress and novelist. She was most active from 1980 to present. Meg was given the name Margaret Elizabeth Chan on February 14th, 1960 in Long Beach, California, United States.

    Popularity:

    Charles Tilly is a scientist in the fields of social science, sociology, and political science. Charles was born in Lombard, IL, United States.

    Popularity:

    Big Tilly is a wrestler.

    Popularity:

    His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to 2012. Grant was born on December 12th, 1937 in Sydney. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 2012.

    Popularity:

    Alberto was born in 1646. Alberto is also known as Antonio Octavio Tserclaes de Tilly. He passed away on September 10th, 1715.

    Popularity:

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

    Click Here to Show Chart Data
    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1912 5 5 0
    1914 13 13 0
    1916 9 9 0
    1920 5 5 0
    1925 5 5 0
    1927 5 5 0
    1928 5 5 0
    1932 5 5 0
    1933 6 6 0
    1940 6 6 0
    1959 5 5 0
    1962 7 7 0
    1963 6 6 0
    1967 6 6 0
    1968 5 5 0
    1971 5 5 0
    1972 6 6 0
    1974 6 6 0
    1975 5 5 0
    1979 6 6 0
    1987 5 5 0
    1990 6 6 0
    1991 5 5 0
    1992 5 5 0
    1994 8 8 0
    1995 9 9 0
    1996 8 8 0
    1997 9 9 0
    1998 7 7 0
    1999 14 14 0
    2000 5 5 0
    2001 12 12 0
    2002 9 9 0
    2003 14 14 0
    2004 13 13 0
    2005 14 14 0
    2006 17 17 0
    2007 31 31 0
    2008 28 28 0
    2009 41 41 0
    2010 44 44 0
    2011 51 51 0
    2012 68 68 0
    2013 64 64 0
    2014 69 69 0
    2015 82 82 0
    2016 82 82 0
    2017 110 110 0

    Where is the name Tilly popular?

    View popular names by state or region.

    Popularity of Tilly as a first name

    The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Tilly as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, California, or Utah.

    Popularity of Tilly as a last name

    The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Tilly as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, Wisconsin, or Illinois.

    Common first names for Tilly

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tilly U.S.
      White 87.98% 64.26%
      African American 5.93% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.22% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tilly

    People with the last name Tilly are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Tilly

    • How Popular is the name Tilly? Tilly is the 10,914th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tilly was the 20,239th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Tilly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 951 babies born with the first name Tilly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tilly to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tilly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Tilly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tilly is Sunday, June 18th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Tilly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tilly was in 2017 with a total of 110 babies.
    • Random Tilly Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tilly is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2013.
    • Weird things about the name Tilly: Your name in reverse order is Yllit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llyit. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tilly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,315 people with the last name Tilly.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tilly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tilly as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

    What Tillys Have Visited This Page?

    Name poster for Tilly

    Name poster for Tilly(click to save the high quality version)

    Most Popular Names

    All Name Lists

    • 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).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.