Diminutive of Matilda

Tilly Origin and Meaning

The name Tilly is a girl's name of German origin meaning "battle-mighty".

Tilly and twin Tillie are hot new nickname names, either short for the newly fashionable Matilda or standing all on their own.

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Famous People Named Tilly

  • Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine "Tilly" LoschCountess of Carnarvon, Austrian,American dancer and actress
  • Matilda "Tilly" KeeperEnglish actress
  • Tilly VosburghEnglish actress
  • Tilly O'NeillGordon, Canadian politician
  • Tilly van der ZwaardDutch middle distance runner
  • Matilda Mary "Tilly" DevineEnglish,Australian gangster and folk figure
  • Matilda Emily "Tilly" BagshaweEnglish novelist
  • Matilda "Tilly" Ramsay (b. 2001)daughter of TV chef Gordon Ramsay
  • Tilly Jennifer Lindsay (b. 2008)daughter of TV presenter Sally Meen & Russ Lindsay
  • Tilly Elizabeth Godwin (b. 2013)daughter of reality TV personality Britney Haynes ("Big Brother 12") and Ryan Godwin
  • Jennifer and Meg TillyAmerican actresses
  • Clarence William "Tilly" WalkerAmerican male baseball player

Tilly in Pop Culture

  • Matilda "Tilly" Evanscharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Mathilda "Tilly" Bassettcharacter in Louisa May Alcott's "An Old,Fashioned Thanksgiving"
  • Tilly Greencharacter on TV's Big City Greens
  • Tillymain character in TV's 'Tilly and Friends'
  • Tillypuppet on British children's TV series Tots TV
  • Tillymain character in Raymond Briggs' book and TV film "The Bear"
  • Tillymain character on British sitcom "Miranda"
  • Tilly and the WallAmerican indie rock band