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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Tilly is a soft-sounding name with a powerful meaning, which is why it suits a wide variety of female dogs.

It is usually a variant or diminutive of the German name Matilda, which means "might in battle". This old-fashioned name became less popular throughout the 20th century, but has made a revival over the past 20 years.

Roald Dahl's famous novel Matilda, and its accompanying movie, have helped to drive appeal of the name Tilly with dog owners.

Traits associated with the name Tilly:

Dogs named Tilly tend to be loving, and good-natured. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Tilly?

Naming your dog Tilly suggests that you are a creative and imaginative person who likes to think outside the box. It also suggests that you are a loving and caring person who is willing to put in the effort to give your pet a unique and special name.

Is Tilly a good dog name?

Tilly has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Tilly isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Tilly is found in these categories:


  • Tilly ranks #339 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Tilly ranks #573 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Tilly ranks #529 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Naming your dog Tilly is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

In the past week, Tilly was viewed 124 times, and liked 6 times.

Most popular breeds named Tilly:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Dachshund

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