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Gender: Female Meaning of Tilly: "battle-mighty" Origin of Tilly: Diminutive of Matilda

The name Tilly is a girl's name of German origin meaning "battle-mighty". Tilly and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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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

Tilly Losch (born Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine Herbert), Countess of Carnarvon, Austrian-American dancer and actress
Tilly Keeper, English actress
Tilly Vosburgh, English actress
Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, Canadian politician
Tilly van der Zwaard, Dutch middle distance runner
Matilda Mary "Tilly" Devine, English-Australian gangster
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 Tilly, American actresses
Clarence William "Tilly" Walker, American male baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Tilly

Matilda "Tilly" Evans, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Mathilda "Tilly" Bassett, character in Louisa May Alcott's "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving"
Tilly Greens, from TV's Big City Greens
Tilly, main character in TV's 'Tilly and Friends'
Tilly and the Wall, band from Omaha, Nebraska