Telly name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Telly mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Telly

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Kenya says the name Telly means "A name given to a girl or a lady who is assertive determined and secretive".
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  1. An electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen ("the British call a tv set a telly")

Shortened form of television + -y

  1. (colloquial) Television.
    Not much on tonight, as usual!
  2. (colloquial) A television set.
    We've got a new flat-screen .

Notable Persons Named Telly

Notable Persons Named Telly

Telly Savalas

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.

Telly Leung

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

Telly Monster

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

Telly Blackwood

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.

Telly Hughes


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

  • How Popular is the name Telly? Telly is the 8,100th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,589 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 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Telly is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New York have the same name in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Telly: The name spelled backwards is Yllet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yllte. 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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