Tilly name meaning

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in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Tilly

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  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Tilly is of English origin and means "Mighty in war or strength in battle".
  2. According to 3 people from all over the world, the name Tilly is of German origin and means "Strength in battle".
  3. According to a user from Australia, the name Tilly means "War".
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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

    Notable Persons Named Tilly

    Tilly Bagshawe

    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.

    Tilly Losch

    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.

    Tilly Fleischer

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

    Tilly Vosburgh

    Tilly was born on December 17th, 1960.

    Tilly Evans

    Tilly Aston

    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.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tilly

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tilly

    Jennifer 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.

    Meg Tilly

    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.

    Charles Tilly

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

    Big Tilly

    Big Tilly is a wrestler.

    Grant Tilly

    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.

    Alberto Octavio Tserclaes de Tilly

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

    • Jacques Louis François Delaistre de Tilly
    • Earl Tilly
      Member of the Washington House of Representatives for the 12th District

    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

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    Fun Facts about the name Tilly

  1. How Popular is the name Tilly? Tilly is the 9,426th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tilly was the 20,239th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tilly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,249 babies born with the first name Tilly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tilly to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What year had the most people named Tilly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tilly was in 2019 with a total of 170 babies.
  6. Random Tilly Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tilly is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Tennessee have the same name in 2018.
  7. Weird things about the name Tilly: The name spelled backwards is Yllit. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ilytl. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Tilly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,315 people with the last name Tilly.
  9. 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!
  10. Tilly name meaning

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