Name: Telly

Origin and Meaning of the Name Telly

  • Meaning:
    Best purpose
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (TEL ee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Telly

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A diminutive of Aristotle. Actor Telly Savalas is of Greek origin and made this name briefly popular in the 70s when he starred in the detective series "Kojak".
    'Telly' is also the British vocabulary word for "television".

Popularity Rank of Telly (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Telly - Rankings by Year

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