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Gender: Female Origin of Trilby: Place name, surname, and literary name

Trilby Origin and Meaning

The name Trilby is a girl's name .

Trilby was used first for a character by French novelist Charles Nodier (1822) and made more famous by writer George du Maurier in an 1894 work. A Trilby hat, which Du Maurier's character wore, is a short-brimmed fedora of the kind recently revived by hipsters. Du Maurier's character Trilby fell under the hypnotic power of Svengali: not the best choice for an independent and self-determining daughter. Still, if you want a unisex name that moves far beyond the usual Taylor and Morgan and has energy and feminine verve, Trilby might well be your girl.

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Pop Culture References for the name Trilby

Trilbey, Trilbie, Trilbeigh, Trilbee, Trillby, Trilbea

Comments

BrittanyBrown Says:

2016-12-31T04:41:47

I think it's so cute. Who cares if it's after a hat.

Hailey Says:

2015-12-22T17:56:59

I am by no means a hipster, but I think this is kind of cute! It has a nice, melodic sound to it.

tutuballerina Says:

2015-05-29T20:36:36

How much of a hipster do you have to be to name your kid after your hat?

charlotteblu Says:

2014-04-24T20:47:03

sounds like a trilobite