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Meaning and Origin of: Tilly girl

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First name origin & meaning:

German: Battle maiden; strength; strong in war

First name variations: Matilda, Matelda, Maitilde, Mathylda, Mathilde, Matty, Mattye, Mattie, Maddy, Maddie, Mala, Tila, Tillie, Tilda, Mathilda

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Tilly (Tiliacum in medieval records). Examples in Eure and Calvados are so called from a Gallo-Roman personal name Tilius (perhaps from Latin tilia ‘lime tree’) + the locative suffix -acum; one in Seine-et-Oise gets its name from the personal name Attilius + -acum.
  2. Irish: variant of Tully.
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