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Gender: F Meaning of Tillie: "battle mighty" Origin of Tillie: English, diminutive of Matilda

A surprise recent hit revival with cutting-edge British, Tribeca and Malibu parents; Tillie, also spelled Tilly, is cute, frilly, and sassy all at once. Tilly is currently Number 90 on the England-Wales popularity list, joining such other Top 100 nickname names as Milly, Maisie, Kitty and Lottie..

Writer Tillie Olsen is a feminist favorite. Tillie's Punctured Romance is a classic Mack Sennett silent film, starring Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand and Marie Dressler; Tillie the Toiler was an iconic flapper comic strip.

Famous People Named Tillie

Tillie Lerner Olsen, American novelist
Tillie Kidd Fowler, U.S. Congresswoman from Florida

Pop Culture References for the name Tillie

Tillie Banks, main character in 1914 movie "Tillie's Punctured Romance"
Tillie Hansen, character in 1985 movie "The Aviator"
"Tillie the Toiler," comic strip by Russ Westover