Dog Names Ending in ly

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Introduction

Names that end in 'ly' may be appreciated for many different reasons. For one thing, they have a bright and lyrical sound that can either resemble an "ee" or a "lie" phonetic. Secondly, to pair with the bright nature of these names, the 'ly' ending may be perfect for those dogs that have a very energetic and happy personality. The lift at the end of the word mimics that of a joyful sound wonderfully.  Whether you like the way that the word sounds, or just the way that it looks written out, finding a name that ends in 'ly' is not a hard thing to do. There are a lot of really unique spellings on classic names available as well as some brand new names that you may never have heard of before!

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Dog Name Ending in 'ly' Considerations

If you are looking to name your dog with a title that ends in 'ly', it may be for the sake of rhyming with another pet's name, or perhaps your own name. There are many, many variations of popular names that have been tweaked so that their spelling works with an 'ly' ending, but there are also quite a few names that naturally end in 'ly' and have really interesting meanings. For instance, the name Bly is from the Native American influence and means "high or carefree". A name such as this would be perfect for a breed of dog that is naturally happy-go-lucky or extremely energetic. 

Another great way to choose a title for your dog may be based on the origin of the name. All words have an origin from a language and a few examples that can be found in this list are Irish, Old English, Latin, and Germanic. Depending on your background or even your dog's background, you may want to choose an 'ly' name that is specific to a certain language. For example, if you have a female German Shepherd puppy, you may choose a name that has a Germanic background such as Tilly, which means "mighty in battle". 

Male Dog Names Ending in 'ly'

Votes Name Vote
6
Zolly
A Hebrew name that means "peace"
6
Olly
A Germanic name meaning "elf warrior; olive tree"
5
Billy
A Germanic name that means "will, desire; helmet"
5
Yarly
An English name meaning "kindling forest"
5
Ely
A Hebrew name meaning "my God is Yahweh; height"
5
Rangly
An English name meaning "raven's field"
4
Pauly
A Latin name that means "little, humble"
4
Neely
A Celtic name meaning "champion, cloud, passionate"
4
Sly
A Latin name that means "man of the woods"
4
Ackerly
An English name that means "division of land"
3
Marly
An Old Greek name that means "pleasant wood"
3
Marcely
A Latin name that means " dedicated to Mars"
2
Quiggly
An Irish name that means "strong"
2
Farly
An Old Greek name that means "from the bull meadow"
2
Zurly
An Irish name that is a form of Hurley, which means "of the sea tide"
2
Lakely
An English name meaning "meadow lake"
2
Wally
An Old Greek name that means "to rule; army, warrior"
2
Vitaly
A Latin name meaning "vital, of life, life-giving"
1
Arly
An Old Greek name meaning "the bowman, the hunter"
1
Oakley
An Old English name meaning "meadow of oak trees"
1
Coakley
An English name meaning "from the charcoal meadow"
0
Tully
A Latin name that means "people mighty, living"
0
Denly
An English name that means "valley wood"
0
Greely
An English name meaning "gray meadow"
-1
Rolly
A Germanic name meaning "famous landowner"
-1
Hurly
An Irish name that means "sea tide"
-1
Bly
A Native American name that means "high; carefree"
-2
Kealy
An Irish name that means "handsome"
-3
Maly
A Sanskrit name that means "a ruler; the firstborn"
-3
Sully
A Celtic name that means "black-eyed"

Female Dog Names Ending in 'ly'

Votes Name Vote
5
Pearly
An English name for "pearl"
5
Dolly
An Old Greek name meaning "gift of god"
5
Lilly
In English it is a flower and in Hebrew it is a name that means "God is perfection"
5
Adaly
A Germanic name that means "honorable, noble; ornament, brightness"
4
July
A Latin and English word that means "July; Jupiter's child"
4
Early
An Old English name meaning "before the usual or appointed time"
4
Hadly
An English name that means "field of heather"
4
Cicely
Derived from Latin and meaning "blind"
2
Kaly
A Sanskrit name meaning "black one; force of time"
2
Gurly
An Australian name that means "willow"
2
Harly
An Old English name meaning "hare clearing"
2
Waverly
Of English origin, this name means "quaking aspen tree"
2
Nelly
An Old Greek name that means "bright one; shining one"
2
Molly
A Latin name meaning "star of the sea"
1
Baily
An Old English name meaning "bailiff; berry wood"
1
Zerdaly
Turkish for "wild apricot"
1
Ursely
Derived from Latin origins and meaning "little female bear"
0
Orly
Hebrew for "light"
0
Cally
An Old Greek name that means "beautiful voice; maiden, virgin"
0
Zuly
Arabic for "healthy, reliable woman"
0
Idaly
A Germanic name that means "labor, work"
-1
Darly
An English word that is a shortened version of "darling"
-1
Rosely
With Latin origins, this name means "rose"
-1
Kinsly
An English name meaning "king's meadow"
-2
Ashly
An Irish name that means "dream; vision"
-2
Saraly
A variant of the name "Sarahalee"
-2
Tilly
A Germanic name that means "mighty in battle"
-3
Reily
An Old English name that means "rye field"
-3
Brandily
An English name for "brandy"
-3
Farly
An English name that means " from the fern meadow"

Community Dogs With Names Ending in 'ly'

Holly
Female
Maltese
Davenport, IA

She was a Christmas gift and I cried when I first held her. When I opened my eyes I saw a holly bush.